Xuwulong

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Xuwulong
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous, Aptian–Albian
Skeleton of Xuwulong yueluni.JPG
Restored skeleton
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Ornithischia
Clade: Ornithopoda
Clade: Hadrosauriformes
Superfamily: Hadrosauroidea
Genus: Xuwulong
You, Li & Liu, 2011
Species: † X. yueluni
Binomial name
Xuwulong yueluni
You, Li & Liu, 2011
Restoration

Xuwulong is a genus of iguanodontoid dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous period. It is a basal hadrosauriform which lived during the early Cretaceous period (Aptian-Albian age) in what is now Yujingzi Basin in the Jiuquan area, Gansu Province of northwestern China. It is known from the holotype – GSGM F00001, an articulated specimen including a complete cranium, almost complete axial skeleton, and complete left pelvic girdle from Xinminpu Group. Xuwulong was named by You Hailu, Li Daqing and Liu Weichang in 2011 and the type species is Xuwulong yueluni.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ You Hailu, Li Daqing and Liu Weichang (2011). "A New Hadrosauriform Dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of Gansu Province, China". Acta Geologica Sinica 85 (1): 51–57. doi:10.1111/j.1755-6724.2011.00377.x.