Qingxiusaurus

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Qingxiusaurus
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Superorder: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Infraorder: Sauropoda
(unranked): Titanosauria
Genus: Qingxiusaurus
Mo et al., 2008
Species
  • Q. youjiangensis Mo et al., 2008 (type)

Qingxiusaurus is a genus of titanosaur sauropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Guangxi, China. The type species, described by Mo et al. in 2008, is Q. youjiangensis.[1] Like other sauropods, Qingxiusaurus would have been a large quadrupedal herbivore.[2] It is known from only limited remains: Two humeri, two sternal plates, and the neural spine of a single vertebra.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mo Jin-You; Huang Chuo-Lin; Zhao Zhong-Ru; Wang Wei; Xu Xin (2008). "A new titanosaur (Dinosauria: Sauropoda) from the Late Cretaceous of Guangxi, China". Vertebrata PalAsiatica. 46 (2): 147–156. 
  2. ^ Upchurch, Paul; Barrett, Paul M.; Dodson, Peter. (2004). "Sauropoda". In Weishampel, David B.; Dodson, Peter; Osmólska, Halszka. The Dinosauria (2nd ed.). Berkeley: University of California Press. pp. 259–322. ISBN 0-520-24209-2.