Qinlingosaurus

Name: Qinlingosaurus ‭(‬Qinling lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Kwin-ling-o-sor-us.
Named By: X.‭ ‬Xue,‭ ‬Y.‭ ‬Zhang,‭ ‬Y.‭ ‬Bi,‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Yue‭ & ‬D.‭ ‬Chen‭ ‬-‭ ‬1996.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropoda.
Species: Q.‭ ‬luonanensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Ilium‭ ‬77‭ ‬centimetres long.‭ ‬Total body length uncertain.
Known locations: China,‭ ‬Shaanxi Province‭ ‬-‭ ‬Hongtuling Formation.
Time period: Maastrichtian‭? ‬of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Ilium,‭ ‬Ischium and three vertebrae.

       Qinlingosaurus is a genus of sauropod dinosaur that lived in China during the late Cretaceous.‭ ‬Very little is known for certain about Qinlingosaurus because at the time of writing this dinosaur is only known from a few vertebrae and a couple of hip bones.‭ ‬However,‭ ‬given that these fossils have been recovered from a deposit that was late Cretaceous in age,‭ ‬it is probable that Qinlingosaurus was a titanosaur,‭ ‬a type of sauropod dinosaur common in the Cretaceous when the earlier sauropod forms had largely disappeared.‭
       Qinlingosaurus is named after the Qinling Mountain range.

Further reading
-‭ [‬The Development and Environmental Changes of the Intermontane Basins in the Eastern Part of Qinling Mountains‭]‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Geological Publishing House,‭ ‬Beijing,‭ ‬p181.‭ ‬-‭ ‬X.‭ ‬Xue,‭ ‬Y.‭ ‬Zhang,‭ ‬Y.‭ ‬Bi,‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Yue‭ & ‬D.‭ ‬Chen‭ ‬-‭ ‬1996.



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