Name: Suzhousaurus ‭(‬Suzhou lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Su-zhu-sor-us.
Named By: D.‭ ‬Li,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Peng,‭ ‬H.‭ ‬You,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Lamanna,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Harris,‭ ‬K.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Lacovara‭ & ‬J.‭ ‬Zhang‭ ‬-‭ ‬2007.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Therizinosauroidea.
Species: S.‭ ‬megatherioides‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Roughly estimated to be about‭ ‬6‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: ‭China.
Time period: Aptian/Albian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: ‭P‬artial post cranial skeleton including‭ ‬3‭ ‬dorsal‭ (‬back‭)‬,‭ ‬5‭ ‬sacral‭ (‬hip‭) ‬and the first‭ ‬6‭ ‬caudal‭ (‬tail‭) ‬vertebrae,‭ ‬left half of the pelvis and two femurs‭ (‬thigh bones‭)‬.

       Suzhousaurus is a medium sized genus of therizinosaur that lived in China during the early Cretaceous.‭ ‬There is some speculation that Suzhousaurus may be the same genus as another therizinosaur named Nanshiungosaurus.‭ ‬However,‭ ‬because there is little if any‭ ‬overlapping fossil material,‭ ‬it is at the time of writing impossible to say for certain.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A large therizinosauroid‭ (‬Dinosauria:‭ ‬Theropoda‭) ‬from the Early Cretaceous of northwestern China.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Acta Geologica Sinica‭ ‬81‭(‬4‭)‬:539-549.‭ ‬-‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Li,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Peng,‭ ‬H.‭ ‬You,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Lamanna,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Harris,‭ ‬K.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Lacovara‭ & ‬J.‭ ‬Zhang‭ ‬-‭ ‬2007.


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