Name: Gannansaurus.
Phonetic: Gan-nan-sor-us.
Named By: J.‭ ‬Lü,‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Yi,‭ ‬H.‭ ‬Zhong‭ & ‬X.‭ ‬Wei‭ ‬-‭ ‬2013.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropoda,‭ ‬Titanosauriformes.
Species: G.‭ ‬sinensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Uncertain due to lack of remains.
Known locations: China‭ ‬-‭ ‬Nanxiong Formation.
Time period: Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: One dorsal‭ (‬back‭)‬,‭ ‬and a partial caudal‭ (‬tail‭) ‬vertebra.

       Gannansaurus is a little known genus of sauropod dinosaur that lived in China during the late Cretaceous.‭ ‬Because the genus is based upon the description of what is in‭ ‬essence one and a half vertebra very little can be said about this dinosaur.‭ ‬However,‭ ‬the vertebrae of Gannansaurus do show a similarity to those of the genus Euhelopus which lived in China during the early Cretaceous.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new somphospondylan sauropod‭ (‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Titanosauriformes‭) ‬from the Late Cretaceous of Ganzhou,‭ ‬Jiangxi Province of southern China.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Acta Geologica Sinica‭ (‬English Edition‭) ‬87‭(‬3‭)‬:678-685.‭ ‬-‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Lü,‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Yi,‭ ‬H.‭ ‬Zhong‭ & ‬X.‭ ‬Wei‭ ‬-‭ ‬2013.


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