Named By: X. Xue, Y. Zhang, Y. Bi, L. Yue & D. Chen - 1996.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropoda.
Species: Q. luonanensis (type).
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.
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.
- [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.