Fusuisaurus

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Fusuisaurus
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Clade: Titanosauriformes
Genus: Fusuisaurus
Mo et al., 2006
Species: † F. zhaoi
Binomial name
Fusuisaurus zhaoi
Mo et al., 2006

Fusuisaurus (meaning "Fusui lizard" from the name of the county where it was discovered) is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of China. Fragmentary postcranial remains of this animal have been discovered in 2001 in the Napai Formation of Guangxi, China and consist of the left ilium, left pubis, anterior caudals, most of the dorsal ribs and distal end of the left femur. This sauropod has been described as a basal titanosauriform.

The type species is F. zhaoi, named in honour of Chinese paleontologist Zhao Xijin.

References[edit]

  • Mo, J., Wang W.,Huang Z., Huang X., Xu X., 2006, "A Basal Titanosauriform from the Early Cretaceous of Guangxi, China", ACTA GEOLOGICA SINICA, Vol.80 No.4 P.486-489