Beibeilong, sinensis, species, oviraptosaur, dinosaur, name,
meaning, fossil, location, distribution, facts,
information, time, period, article
Named By: H.-Y. Pu, D. K. Zelenitsky, J.-C., P. J. Currie, K. Carpenter, L. Xu, E. B. Koppelhus, S.-H. Jia, L. Xiao, H.-L. Chuang, T.-R. Li, M. Kundrát & C.-Z. Shen - 2017.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Oviraptorosauria, Caenagnathidae.
Species: B. sinensis (type).
Known locations: China, Henan Province - Gaogou Formation.
Time period: Cenomanian/Turonian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Eggs including embryos.
a genus of oviraptorid
dinosaur that lived in Asia during the earlier
stages of the late Cretaceous. The genus was described from
fossilised embryos and eggs. Adult details including maximum size of
Beibeilong are unknown at the time of writing, but
describers of the genus speculated that when fully grown,
Beibeilong may have rivalled the massive
- Perinate and eggs of a giant caenagnathid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of central China. - Nature Communications 8:14952. - H.-Y. Pu, D. K. Zelenitsky, J.-C., P. J. Currie, K. Carpenter, L. Xu, E. B. Koppelhus, S.-H. Jia, L. Xiao, H.-L. Chuang, T.-R. Li, M. Kundrát & C.-Z. Shen - 2017.