Neimongosaurus

Name: Neimongosaurus ‭(‬Nei Mongol lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Nigh-mon-go-sore-us.
Named By: X.-H.‭ ‬Zhang,‭ ‬X.‭ ‬Xu,‭ ‬X.-J.‭ ‬Zhao,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Sereno,‭ ‬X.-W.‭ ‬Kuang‭ & ‬L.‭ ‬Tan‭ ‬-‭ ‬2001.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Therizinosauroidea.
Species: N.‭ ‬yangi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: About‭ ‬2.3‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: China‭ ‬-‭ ‬Iren Dabasu Formation.‭ ‬Kazakstan‭ ‬-‭ ‬Bostobe Formation.
Time period: Santonian to Campanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial skeleton as well as partial skull/jaw fragments.

       Neimongosaurus is a genus of therizinosaur that lived in Asia during the late Cretaceous.‭ ‬Like other therizinosaurs,‭ ‬Neimongosaurus was descended from meat eating theropods,‭ ‬though the teeth in the lower jaw of Neimongosaurus which have coarse serrations‭ ‬which‭ ‬indicate that Neimongosaurus were plant eaters.‭ ‬Neimongosaurus has occasionally been classed as a member of the Therizinosauridae,‭ ‬though the original idea as well as later interpretations of Neimongosaurus is that it actually belongs in the Therizinosauroidea,‭ ‬meaning that it was more primitive in form.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A long-necked therizinosauroid dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceous Iren Dabasu Formation of Nei Mongol,‭ ‬People's Republic of China.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Vertebrata PalAsiatica‭ ‬39‭(‬4‭)‬:282-290.‭ ‬-‭ ‬X.-H.‭ ‬Zhang,‭ ‬X.‭ ‬Xu,‭ ‬X.-J.‭ ‬Zhao,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Sereno,‭ ‬X.-W.‭ ‬Kuang‭ & ‬L.‭ ‬Tan‭ ‬-‭ ‬2001.
-‭ ‬A taxonomic and phylogenetic re-evaluation of Therizinosauria‭ (‬Dinosauria:‭ ‬Maniraptora‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Systematic Palaeontology‭ ‬8‭ (‬4‭)‬:‭ ‬503‭–‬543.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Lindsay E.‭ ‬Zanno‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.



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