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Anne Keller <email@example.com> writes:
> Does anyone have any information on Szechuanosaurus? My student found
> an article in a magazine about this dinosaur, but there seemed to be
> very little real information. Anything would be helpful.
> Anne Keller
> Lake Havasu City, AZ
On page 290 of _Predatory Dinosaurs of the World_, ISBN 0-671-68733-6,
author Gregory S. Paul labels _Szechuanosaurus campi_ as a synonym of
_Metriacanthosaurus? sp._, and points out that the fine "jaguar-sized" type
specimen lacks a head. Earlier "_Szechuanosaurus_" fossils consisted
merely of teeth. Gregory S. Paul also places _Yangchuanosaurus_ species
within the _Metriacanthasurus_ genus, so presumably these were also
similar. _Yangchuanosaurus_ is described as having a skull which shares
anatomical features with both _Ceratosaurus_ and _Abelisaurus_.
The out-of-print _Dinosaurs From China_, by Dong Zhiming, ISBN
0565-01073-5, includes a photograph of the mounted display specimen
(standing very upright, unfortunately, and presumably sporting a
A quick search of the BFV Online also reveals the following books have
something on _Szechuanosaurus_:
Molnar, Ralph E., Sergey Mikhaylovich Kurzanov, and Dong Zhiming. 1990.
Carnosauria. pp. 169-209 in David B. Weishampel, et al. (eds.), _The
Dinosauria_ University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, Oxford.
Sun Ailing, Li Jinling, Ye Xiangkui, Dong Zhiming, and Hou Lianhai. 1992.
_The Chinese Fossil Reptiles and Their Kin_. Science Press, Beijing & New
York. 260 pp.
Two papers are also listed in the Bibliography of Fossil Vertebrates,
including Dong Zhiming's 1983 anatomical study. You will find these
references by searching on "taxon = 'Szechuanosaurus' " at
Ralph Miller III <firstname.lastname@example.org>