Name: Phaedrolosaurus ‭(‬elated lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Fay-dro-lo-sor-us.
Named By: Z.‭ ‬Dong‭ ‬-‭ ‬1973.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Tetanurae.
Species: P.‭ ‬ilikensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Unknown due to lack of fossil remains.
Known locations: China‭ ‬-‭ ‬Lianmugin Formation.
Time period: Aptian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Single tooth.

       Phaedrolosaurus is a problematic genus of dinosaur because at the time of writing the only fossil specimen for this genus is a single tooth.‭ ‬Partial post cranial remains that were once attributed to the genus upon the basis that they were found near the tooth have since been removed and used to establish a whole new genus called Xinjiangovenator.‭ ‬The tooth of Phaedrolosaurus has no real distinctive features other than resembling the teeth of other dromaeosaurid dinosaurs,‭ ‬and for this reason Phaedrolosaurus is usually treated as a Nomen dubium.

Further reading
-‭ [‬Dinosaurs from Wuerho‭]‬.‭ ‬Reports of Paleontological Expedition to Sinkiang‭ (‬II‭)‬:‭ ‬Pterosaurian Fauna from Wuerho,‭ ‬Sinkiang.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Memoirs of the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology,‭ ‬Academia Sinica‭ ‬11:45-52.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Z.‭ ‬Dong‭ ‬-‭ ‬1973.
-‭ ‬The small theropod dinosaurs Tugulusaurus and Phaedrolosaurus from the Early Cretaceous of Xinjiang,‭ ‬China.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology‭ ‬25‭(‬1‭)‬:107-118.‭ ‬-‭ ‬O.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Rauhut‭ & ‬X.‭ ‬Xu‭ ‬-‭ ‬2005.


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