Lura Formation

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Lura Formation
Stratigraphic range: Early Cretaceous
Type Geological formation
Region Asia

The Lura Formation is a geological formation in western China whose strata date back to the Early Cretaceous. Dinosaur remains are among the fossils that have been recovered from the formation.[1]

Vertebrate paleofauna[edit]

  • Tetanurae indet[1]
  •  ?Coelurosauria indet[1]
  • Sauropoda indet. (=cf. Asiatosaurus kwangshiensis)[1]
  • Monkonosaurus lawulacus[1] - "[Two] vertebrae, sacrum with illia, [three] plates, adult."[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e Weishampel, David B; et al. (2004). "Dinosaur distribution (Early Cretaceous, Asia)." In: Weishampel, David B.; Dodson, Peter; and Osmólska, Halszka (eds.): The Dinosauria, 2nd, Berkeley: University of California Press. Pp. 563-570. ISBN 0-520-24209-2.
  2. ^ "Table 16.1," in Weishampel, et al. (2004). Page 345.