Lanzhousaurus

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Lanzhousaurus
Skeletons of Lanzhousaurus magnidens and Jintasaurus meniscus.JPG
Skeletal mount of Lanzhousaurus, with Jintasaurus in the background
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Ornithischia
Clade: Ornithopoda
Clade: Ankylopollexia
Clade: Styracosterna
Genus: Lanzhousaurus
You, Ji & Li, 2005
Species: † L. magnidens
Binomial name
Lanzhousaurus magnidens
You, Ji & Li, 2005
Restoration

Lanzhousaurus is a genus of dinosaur. Lanzhousaurus lived in the Gansu region of what is now China during the Early Cretaceous. A partial skeleton has been recovered. It was described by You, Ji and Li in 2005 and the type species is Lanzhousaurus magnidens. [1]

Notabilities[edit]

It is perhaps most notable for its "astonishingly huge teeth", among the largest for any herbivorous creature ever, which indicate it is a styracosternan iguanodont. The mandible, longer than one meter, suggests very large size for the animal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ You, H.-L. (2006) Lanzhousaurus magnidens from the Lower Cretraceous of Gansu province, China: The largest-toothed herbivorous dinosaur in the world. JVP 26(3) Abstracts pp. 142