Name: Tugulusaurus ‭(‬Tugulu lizard‭)‬.
Phonetic: Tu-gul-sore-us.
Named By: Z.‭ ‬Dong‭ ‬-‭ ‬1973.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Coelurosauria.
Species: T.‭ ‬faciles‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Unknown.
Size: Unknown.
Known locations: China‭ ‬-‭ ‬Lianmugin Formation.
Time period: Aptian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial skeleton.

       Tugulusaurus is a little known genus of theropod dinosaur that lived in China during the early Cretaceous.‭ ‬Sometimes considered to be a dubious genus,‭ ‬Tugulusaurus has been re-affirmed as valid as recently as the early twenty-first century.‭ ‬Tugulusaurus is usually attributed as a coelurosaurian theropod,‭ ‬though the‭ ‬original describer Dong Zhiming speculated that it might have been an ornithomimid.

Further reading
-‭ [‬Dinosaurs from Wuerho‭]‬.‭ ‬Reports of Paleontological Expedition to Sinkiang‭ (‬II‭)‬:‭ ‬Pterosaurian Fauna from Wuerho,‭ ‬Sinkiang.‭ - ‬Memoirs of the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology,‭ ‬Academia Sinica‭ ‬11:45-52.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Z.‭ ‬Dong‭ ‬-‭ ‬1973.
-‭ ‬The small theropod dinosaurs Tugulusaurus and Phaedrolosaurus from the Early Cretaceous of Xinjiang,‭ ‬China.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology‭ ‬25‭ (‬1‭)‬:‭ ‬107‭–‬118.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Oliver W.M.‭ ‬Rauhut‭ & ‬Xu Xing‭ ‬-‭ ‬2005.


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