(Xingxiu bridge dragon).
Named By: Y. M. Wang, H. L. You & T. Wang - 2017.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Sauropodomorpha.
Species: X. chengi (type).
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.
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.
- 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.