Named By: Shuo Wang, Chengkai Sun, Corwin Sullivan & Xing Xu - 2013.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Oviraptoridae, Oviraptorinae.
Species: G. nankangensis (type).
Known locations: China, Jiangxi Province - Nanxiong Formation.
Time period: Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.
is an oviraptorid dinosaur that displays a mix of primitive and
advanced features which suggests that it is transitory in form between
that were around earlier in the Cretaceous,
and more advanced ones alive later in the Cretaceous. Though since
the fossils for Ganzhousaurus are from a
Maastrichtian era deposit,
Ganzhousaurus may have been a late surviving
Ganzhousaurus is named after Ganzhou City, while the species name G. nankangensis means ‘from Nankang’.
- A new oviraptorid (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Upper Cretaceous of southern China, Shuo Wang, Chengkai Sun, Corwin Sullivan & Xing Xu - 2013.