Name: Ganzhousaurus ‭(‬Ganzhou lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Gan-zoo-sore-us.
Named By: Shuo Wang,‭ ‬Chengkai Sun,‭ ‬Corwin Sullivan‭ & ‬Xing Xu‭ ‬-‭ ‬2013.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Oviraptoridae,‭ ‬Oviraptorinae.
Species: G.‭ ‬nankangensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Uncertain.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: China,‭ ‬Jiangxi Province‭ ‬-‭ ‬Nanxiong Formation.
Time period: Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.

       Ganzhousaurus is an oviraptorid dinosaur that displays a mix of primitive and advanced features which suggests that it is transitory in form between primitive oviraptorids 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 primitive form.
       Ganzhousaurus is named after Ganzhou City,‭ ‬while the species name G.‭ ‬nankangensis means‭ ‘‬from Nankang‭’‬.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new oviraptorid‭ (‬Dinosauria:‭ ‬Theropoda‭) ‬from the Upper Cretaceous of southern China,‭ ‬Shuo Wang,‭ ‬Chengkai Sun,‭ ‬Corwin Sullivan‭ & ‬Xing Xu‭ ‬-‭ ‬2013.


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