Liaoxisaurus

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Liaoxisaurus
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Choristodera
Family: Simoedosauridae
Genus: Liaoxisaurus
Gao C. et al., 2005
Species
  • L. chaoyangensis Gao C. et al., 2005 (type)

Liaoxisaurus is a genus of simodeosaurid choristodere, a type of crocodile-like aquatic reptile. It is known from a partial specimen found in Aptian-age Lower Cretaceous rocks of the Jiufotang Formation, Chaoyang, Liaoning, China. Liaoxisaurus was named in 2005 by Gao Chunling and colleagues. The type species is L. chaoyangensis.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gao Chunling; Lu Junchang; Liu Jinyuan; Ji Qiang (2005). "New choristodera from the Lower Cretaceous Jiufotang Formation in Chaoyang area, Liaoning China". Geological Review (in Chinese). 51 (6): 694–697.