Qijianglong

Name: Qijianglong.
Phonetic: Ke-je-ang-long.
Named By: L.‭ ‬Xing,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Miyashita,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Zhang,‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Li,‭ ‬Y,‭ ‬Ye,‭ ‬T,‭ ‬Sekiya,‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Wang‭ & ‬P.‭ ‬Currie‭ ‬-‭ ‬2015.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropoda,‭ ‬Mamenchisauridae.
Species: Q.‭ ‬guokr‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Roughly estimated to be about‭ ‬15‭ ‬meters long.‭ ‬However this is of a juvenile,‭ ‬fully grown adults would have been larger.
Known locations: China‭ ‬-‭ ‬Suining Formation.
Time period: Oxfordian‭? ‬of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Skull and partial post cranial skeletal remains.

       Qijianglong is a genus of sauropod dinosaur that lived in China during the late Jurassic.‭ ‬At the time of writing the genus is only known from a single juvenile,‭ ‬yet this juvenile is already fifteen meters long.‭ ‬It is uncertain how big Qijianglong could grow,‭ ‬but at fifteen meters just for a juvenile,‭ ‬larger adults may have approached or even exceeded twenty meters.‭ ‬As a mamenchisaurid sauropod,‭ ‬Qijianglong would have had a proportionately long neck.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new sauropod dinosaur from the Late Jurassic of China and the diversity,‭ ‬distribution,‭ ‬and relationships of mamenchisaurids.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.‭ ‬-‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Xing,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Miyashita,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Zhang,‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Li,‭ ‬Y,‭ ‬Ye,‭ ‬T,‭ ‬Sekiya,‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Wang‭ & ‬P.‭ ‬Currie‭ ‬-‭ ‬2015.





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