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Temporal range: Late Cretaceous
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Superorder: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Infraorder: Coelurosauria
Genus: Shanyangosaurus
Xue et al., 1996
  • S. niupanggouensis Xue et al., 1996 (type)

Shanyangosaurus is a genus of theropod dinosaur found in Shaanxi, China, and known only from a few fragmentary leg bones. The bones are reportedly hollow;[1] this, along with other features of the femur and known foot bones, suggest it is a member of the coelurosauria, but a specific family cannot be determined without more material. Holtz et al. assigned Shanyangosaurus to Avetheropoda.[2]


  1. ^ Xue, Zhang, Bi, Yue and Chen (1996). The development and environmental changes of the intermontane basins in the Eastern part of Qinling Mountains. Geological Publishing House, Beijing. ISBN 7-116-02125-6. 179 pages.
  2. ^ T. R. Holtz, R. E. Molnar, and P. J. Currie (2004). Basal Tetanurae. In D. B. Weishampel, P. Dodson, & H. Osmólska (eds.), The Dinosauria (second edition). University of California Press, Berkeley 71-110

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