Name: Nanyangosaurus ‭(‬Nanyang lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Nan-yang-o-sor-us.
Named By: X.‭ ‬Xu,‭ ‬X.-J.‭ ‬Zhao,‭ ‬J.-C.,‭ ‬W.-B.‭ ‬Huang,‭ ‬Z.-Y.‭ ‬Li‭ & ‬Z.-M.‭ ‬Dong‭ ‬-‭ ‬2000.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Ornithpoda.
Species: N.‭ ‬zhugeii‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Roughly about‭ ‬4-‭ ‬5‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: China‭ ‬-‭ ‬Sangping Formation.
Time period: Albian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial remains.

       Nanyangosaurus is a genus of medium sized ornithopod dinosaur that lived in China during the early Cretaceous.‭ ‬Though only known from partial remains,‭ ‬Nanyangosaurus is noted for having fore limbs that were proportionately longer than other similar ornithopods.‭ ‬Nanyangosaurus also seems to have lacked the enlarged thumb spike,‭ ‬which is another common feature amongst other ornithopods.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new iguanodontian from Sangping Formation of Neixiang,‭ ‬Henan and its stratigraphical implication.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Vertebrata PalAsiatica‭ ‬38‭(‬3‭)‬:176-191.‭ ‬-‭ ‬X.‭ ‬Xu,‭ ‬X.-J.‭ ‬Zhao,‭ ‬J.-C.,‭ ‬W.-B.‭ ‬Huang,‭ ‬Z.-Y.‭ ‬Li‭ & ‬Z.-M.‭ ‬Dong‭ ‬-‭ ‬2000.


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