Fushanosaurus

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Fushanosaurus
Temporal range: Middle to Late Jurassic, Callovian to Oxfordian
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Clade: Sauropoda
Clade: Titanosauriformes
Genus: Fushanosaurus
Wang et al., 2019
Type species
Fushanosaurus qitaiensis
Wang et al., 2019

Fushanosaurus (meaning "Fushan lizard") is a genus of basal titanosauriform dinosaur from the Shishugou Formation from Xinjiang Province in China. The type and only species is Fushanosaurus qitaiensis. It is solely known from the holotype specimen, which consists of a complete right femur. Using "Huanghetitan" ruyangensis and Daxiatitan as a basis, Fushanosaurus was estimated to have been approximately 30 metres (98 ft) long, which would then make it one of the longest known dinosaurs.[1] It was published in the journal Global Geology.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wang, Xu-ri; Wu, Wen-hao; Li, Tao; Ji, Qiang; Li, Yin-xian; Guo, Jin-fang (2019). "A new titanosauriform dinosaur (Dinosauria: Sauropoda) from Late Jurassic of Junggar Basin, Xinjiang". Global Geology (in Chinese). 38 (3): 581–588. doi:10.3969/j.issn.1004-5589.2019.03.001.