Name: Xingxiulong ‭(‬Xingxiu bridge dragon‭)‬.
Phonetic: Zing-ze-u-long.
Named By: Y.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Wang,‭ ‬H.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬You‭ & ‬T.‭ ‬Wang‭ ‬-‭ ‬2017.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Sauropodomorpha.
Species: X.‭ ‬chengi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: ‭E‬stimated between‭ ‬4‭ ‬and‭ ‬5‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: China,‭ ‬Yunnan Province‭ ‬-‭ ‬Lufeng Formation.
Time period: Early Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial remains of at least two adults and one juvenile.

       Xingxiulong is a genus of sauropodomorph dinosaur that lived in China during the early Jurassic.‭ ‬The robust nature of the fossils bones strongly suggest that Xingxiulong would have been heavily built in life,‭ ‬though likely still would have been bipedal.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new basal sauropodiform dinosaur from the Lower Jurassic of Yunnan Province,‭ ‬China.‭ ‬Scientific Reports‭ ‬7‭(‬41881‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Y.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Wang,‭ ‬H.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬You‭ & ‬T.‭ ‬Wang‭ ‬-‭ ‬2017.


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