Name: Borealosaurus ‭(‬North wind lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Bor-e-al-o-sore-us.
Named By: H.‭ ‬You,‭ ‬Q.‭ ‬Ji,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Lamanna,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Li‭ & ‬Y.‭ ‬Li‭ ‬-‭ ‬2004.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropoda,‭ ‬Titanosauria.
Species: B.‭ ‬wimani‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Estimated about‭ ‬12‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: China,‭ ‬Liaoning Province‭ ‬-‭ ‬Sunjiawan Formation.
Time period: Late Albian/early Cenomanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial remains.

       Borealosaurus is a genus of titanosaurid dinosaur that lived in China around the boundary of the early/late Cretaceous.‭ ‬Though only known from partial remains,‭ ‬Borealosaurus has been interpreted as being potentially related to the better known Opisthocoelicaudia.‭ ‬In addition to this the Japanese titanosaur Fukuititan has also been interpreted as a close relation to Borealosaurus upon the basis of similarities seen in the caudal vertebrae of these two titanosaur genera.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A titanosaurian sauropod dinosaur with opsithocoelous caudal vertebrae from the early Late Cretaceous of Liaoning province,‭ ‬China.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Acta Geologica Sinica‭ ‬78‭(‬4‭)‬:907-911.‭ ‬-‭ ‬H.‭ ‬You,‭ ‬Q.‭ ‬Ji,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Lamanna,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Li‭ & ‬Y.‭ ‬Li‭ ‬-‭ ‬2004.


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