Chuanjiesaurus

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Chuanjiesaurus
Temporal range: Middle Jurassic, 168Ma
Chuanjiesaurus fossil in China Science and Technology Museum.jpg
Mounted skeleton, China Science and Technology Museum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Clade: Gravisauria
Clade: Eusauropoda
Genus: Chuanjiesaurus
Fang et al., 2000
Species: † C. anaensis
Binomial name
Chuanjiesaurus anaensis
Fang et al., 2000

Chuanjiesaurus is a genus of sauropod dinosaurs from the middle Jurassic Period. They lived in what is now China. The type species, Chuanjiesaurus ananensis, was first described by Fang, Pang, Lü, Zhang, Pan, Wang, Li and Cheng in 2000. Fossils of the species were found in the village of Chuanjie, Lufeng County, Yunnan Province, (in Chuanjie Formation deposits) and are named after the location where the fossils were discovered.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sekiya, T. (2011). Re-examination of Chuanjiesaurus ananensis (Dinosauria: Sauropoda) from the Middle Jurassic Chuanjie Formation, Lufeng County, Yunnan Province, southwest China." Memoir of the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, 10: 1-54.
  • X. Fang, Pang, J., Y. Zhang, Pan, X. Wang, Li and Cheng. 2000. [Lower, Middle, and Upper Jurassic divisions of the Lufeng region of Yunnan province]. Proceedings of the Third National Stratigraphical Conference of China. Geological Publishing House, Beijing 208-214