Sonidosaurus

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Sonidosaurus
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous
Sonidosaurus.jpg
Reconstructed skeleton
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Sauropodomorpha
Clade: Sauropoda
Clade: Titanosauria
Genus: Sonidosaurus
Species: S. saihangaobiensis
Binomial name
Sonidosaurus saihangaobiensis
Xu et al., 2006

Sonidosaurus is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous. It was a titanosaur which lived in what is now Inner Mongolia. The type species, Sonidosaurus saihangaobiensis, was described by Xu, Zhang, Tan, Zhao, and Tan in 2006. It was a small titanosaur, about 9 meters (30 ft) long.[1] It was found in the Iren Dabasu Formation; it was only slightly larger than the contemporaneous giant oviraptorid Gigantoraptor.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Xu Xing; Zhang Xiaohong; Tan Qingei; Zhao Xijin; Tan Lin (2006). "A new titanosaurian sauropod from Late Cretaceous of Nei Mongol, China". Acta Geologica Sinica. 80 (1): 20–26. doi:10.1111/j.1755-6724.2006.tb00790.x. 
  2. ^ Xu Xing; Tan Qingwei; Wang Jianmin; Zhao Xijin; Tan Lin (2007). "A gigantic bird-like dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of China" (pdf). Nature. 447 (7146): 844–7. Bibcode:2007Natur.447..844X. doi:10.1038/nature05849. PMID 17565365. 

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