Chuandongocoelurus

Name: Chuandongocoelurus ‭(‬Hollow tail‭)‬.
Phonetic: Chu-an-dong-o-coe-lu-rus.
Named By: He‭ ‬-‭ ‬1984.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Tetanurae,‭ ‬Megalosauroidea.
Species: C.‭ ‬primitivus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Uncertain.
Known locations: China,‭ ‬Sichuan Province‭ ‬-‭ ‬Dashanpu Formation‭ ‬-‭ ‬Lower Shaximiao Formation.
Time period: Bathonian/Callovian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial remains,‭ ‬probably of a juvenile/subadult.

       A little known theropod dinosaur from China,‭ ‬a‭ ‬2010‭ ‬study by Benson et al found Chuandongocoelurus to probably be related to the more complete Monolophosaurus.‭ ‬The partial remains of Chuandongocoelurus are thought to be from a juvenile/subadult individual,‭ ‬and coupled with the overall incomplete nature of them,‭ ‬it is impossible to establish an accurate size estimate for this dinosaur.



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