Name: Yabeinosaurus.
Phonetic: Yah-by-no-sore-us.
Named By: R.‭ ‬Endo‭ & ‬R.‭ ‬Shikama‭ ‬-‭ ‬1942.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Squamata,‭ ‬Scleroglossa
Species: Y.‭ ‬tenuis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Uncertain.
Size: ‭L‬arger individuals about‭ ‬35‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: China.
Time period: Early Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial remains of several individuals.

       Yabeinosaurus is a genus of lizard that lived in China during the Early Cretaceous.‭ ‬When first described Yabeinosaurus was thought to have been like a small gecko,‭ ‬but this interpretation was based‭ ‬upon the description of juvenile‭ ‬remains.‭ ‬In‭ ‬2005,‭ ‬adult specimens were described for the genus,‭ ‬revealing that Yabeinosaurus grew larger and more like an iguana.‭ ‬A specimen of Yabeinosaurus has also been discovered with partially formed embryos inside its body,‭ ‬proving that this lizard was viviparous,‭ ‬meaning that it did not lay eggs but instead gave birth to live young.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Mesozoic reptilian fauna in the Jehol mountainland,‭ ‬Manchoukuo.‭ ‬Bulletin of the Central National Museum of Manchoukou‭ ‬3:1-20.‭ ‬-‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Endo‭ & ‬R.‭ ‬Shikama‭ ‬-‭ ‬1942.
-‭ ‬The early Cretaceous lizard genus Yabeinosaurus from China:‭ ‬Resolving an enigma.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Systematic Palaeontology.‭ ‬3‭ (‬4‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬S.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Evans,‭ ‬Y.‭ ‬Wang‭ & ‬C.‭ ‬Li‭ ‬-‭ ‬2005.
-‭ ‬A gravid lizard from the Cretaceous of China and the early history of squamate viviparity.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Naturwissenschaften.‭ ‬98‭ (‬9‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Y.‭ ‬Wang‭ & ‬S.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Evans‭ ‬-‭ ‬2011.


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