Name: Xuanhanosaurus (Xuanhan lizard)
Phonetic: Shwan-han-oh-sore-us
Named By: Dong Zhiming - 1984.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Tetanurae, Megalosauroidea.
Species: X. quilixiaensis.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Possibly up to 6 meters long.
Known locations: China, Xiashaximiao formation.
Time period: Bathonian to Callovian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Only a partial skeleton consisting of a four dorsal and two cervical vertebrae, one forelimb with the shoulder girdle.

       Not much is known about this dinosaur except that the forelimbs appear to be quite large for a large carnivorous theropod. The discoverer theorised that it may of actually been quadrupedal, but this has since been refuted by other palaeontologists.

Further reading
- [A new theropod dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic of Sichuan Basin]. - Vertebrata PalAsiatica 22(3):213-218. - Z. Dong - 1984.


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