Huanansaurus

Name: Huanansaurus ‭(‬Huanan lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Hu-ah-nan-sor-us.
Named By: J.‭ ‬Lü,‭ ‬H.‭ ‬Pu,‭ ‬Y.‭ ‬Kobayashi,‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Xu,‭ ‬H.‭ ‬Chang,‭ ‬Y.‭ ‬Shang,‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Liu,‭ ‬Y.-N.‭ ‬Lee,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Kundrát‭ & ‬C.‭ ‬Shen‭ ‬-‭ ‬2015.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Oviraptorosauria,‭ ‬Oviraptoridae,‭ ‬Oviraptorinae.
Species: H.‭ ‬ganzhouensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Uncertain.
Size: Skull approximately‭ ‬24‭ ‬centimetres long.‭ ‬Skeletal details unavailable at time of writing.
Known locations: China‭ ‬-‭ ‬Nanxiong Formation.
Time period: Campanian/Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Skull and partial post cranial skeleton.

       Huanansaurus is a genus of oviraptorid dinosaur that lived in China during the late Cretaceous.‭ ‬The holotype of Huanansaurus consists of an almost complete skull as well as a good proportion of post cranial remains including vertebrae and parts of the arms and legs.‭ ‬These have also led to the interpretation that Huanansaurus would have been a very close relative of the genus Citipati.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new oviraptorid dinosur‭ (‬Dinosauria:‭ ‬Oviraptorosauria‭) ‬from the Late Cretaceous of southern China and its paleobiogeographical implicationas.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Scientific Reports‭ ‬5‭(‬11490‭)‬:1-15‭ ‬-‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Lü,‭ ‬H.‭ ‬Pu,‭ ‬Y.‭ ‬Kobayashi,‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Xu,‭ ‬H.‭ ‬Chang,‭ ‬Y.‭ ‬Shang,‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Liu,‭ ‬Y.-N.‭ ‬Lee,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Kundrát‭ & ‬C.‭ ‬Shen‭ ‬-‭ ‬2015.



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