Name: Huangshanlong (Huangshan dragon).
Phonetic: Hu-ang-shan-long.
Named By: J.-D. Huang, H.-L. You, J.-T. Yang & X.-X. Ren - 2014.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropoda, Mamenchisauridae.
Species: H. anhuiensis (type).
Diet: Herbviore.
Size: Unceratin due to lack of remains.
Known locations: China, Anhui Province - Hongqin Formation.
Time period: Mid Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial forelimb. including the radius and ulna.

       Huangshanlong is a genus of sauropod dinosaur that lived in China during the mid Jurassic. Unfortunately, because only a couple of forelimb bones have been used to describe the genus, not much can be said about this dinosaur. The describers were of the opinion that Huangshanlong repesented a mamenchisaurid sauropod, a type of sauropod that would have had a proportionately long neck (even by sauropod standards), and a type which was also quite common in China at this stage in the Jurassic.
       Huangshanlong is is the second dinosaur genus discovered to have once lived in what is now Anhui Province, the first being the pachycephalosaur Wannanosaurus in 1977.

Further reading
- A new sauropod dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic of Huangshan. - Anhui Province. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 52(4):390-400. - J.-D. Huang, H.-L. You, J.-T. Yang & X.-X. Ren - 2014.


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