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).
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.
- 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.