Name: Jinbeisaurus ‭(‬northern Shanxi Province lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Jin-bay-sor-us.
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)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
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.

       Jinbeisaurus 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 partially preserved 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.

Further reading
-‭ ‬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.


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