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_Daanosaurus_ is the name of a new sauropod from China (and also the way a
Texan would pronounce "Dinosaurus").
Ye, Y., Gao, Y.-H., and Jiang, S. 2005. A new genus of sauropod from Zigong,
Sichuan. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 43:175-181.
David Marjanovic wrote:
> New "bellusaurine" brachiosaurid, _Daanosaurus zhangi_ from the
Upper Jurassic of Sichuan. > [...] Reportedly a juvenile individual.
Why else would it be "bellusaurine"!
The paper is not so helpful in this regard, given that (a) I can't read
Chinese and (b) the English abstract provides only a list of vague
characters as "diagnostic" for the genus. The specimen (ZDM0193) is very
small; the figured posterior dorsal vertebra is only 8cm long. David, you
may be right: the characters linking _Bellusaurus_ and _Daanosaurus_ may be
juvenile sauropod traits.