Named By: XU Xing, TAN Qing-Wei, WANG Shuo, Corwin SULLIVAN, David W. E. HONE, HAN Feng-Lu, MA Qing-Yu, TAN Lin, XIAO Dong - 2013.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropda, Oviraptoridae.
Species: W. gobiensis (type).
Known locations: China - Bayan Mandahu Formation (a.k.a. Wulansuhai Formation).
Time period: Campanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Skull and partial post cranial skeleton almost fully articulated, but many elements badly weathered.
has been considered to be a fairly basal oviraptorid
similar to some
genera such as Incisivosaurus
and Caudipteryx. Unfortunately the
holotype remains of Wulatelong have suffered
erosion from the harsh
environment that they were found in because they were discovered
already exposed to the elements.
Wulatelong would have likely shared its habitat with other kinds of dinosaurs such as ceratopsians like Magnirostris and Protoceratops, ankylosaurs like Pinacosaurus, troodonts like Philovenator and Linhevenator, and dromaeosaurs like Velociraptor.
- A new oviraptorid from the Upper Cretaceous of Nei Mongol, China, and its stratigraphic implications, XU Xing, TAN Qing-Wei, WANG Shuo, Corwin SULLIVAN, David W. E. HONE, HAN Feng-Lu, MA Qing-Yu, TAN Lin, XIAO Dong - 2013.