(northern Shanxi Province lizard).
Named By: Wu Xiao-chun, Shi Jian-Ru, Dong Li-Yang, Thomas D. Carr, Yi Jian & Xu Shi-Chao - 2019.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Tyrannosauroidea.
Species: J. wangi (type).
Size: Uncertain due to lack of remains, but very roughly estimated to be somewhere around 5.5 meters long for the holotype individual.
Known locations: China, Shanxi Province - Huiquanpu Formation.
Time period: Late Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Two maxilla (tooth bearing bones of upper jaw), right dentary (lower jaw), vertebrae and partial right pubis.
is a genus of tyrannosaur
that lived in China during the Late
Cretaceous, and is the first dinosaur of its kind discovered in
Shanxi Province. Fossils of Jinbeisaurus are very
meaning it is hard to be certain about too much detail about this
dinosaur. The size of the fossils of the holotype however indicate
that this individual was a medium sized tyrannosaur.
Jinbeisaurus is the first moderately large predatory dinosaur known from the Shanxi Formation. Possible prey dinosaurs might have included ornithichians like Datonglong. Other types of dinosaur that Jinbeisaurus might have come into contact with include the sauropod Huabeisaurus, and the ankylosaurs Shanxia and Tianzhenosaurus.
- A new tyrannosauroid from the Upper Cretaceous of Shanxi, China. - Cretaceous Research - Wu Xiao-chun, Shi Jian-Ru, Dong Li-Yang, Thomas D. Carr, Yi Jian & Xu Shi-Chao - 2019.