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Fusuisaurus zhaoi



I should mention that in the same volume and number that the Xuanhuaeratops 
paper appears is a
description of another titanosaur.

Mo, J., Wang, W., Huang, Z., Huang, X., and Xu, X. 2006. A Basal 
Titanosauriform from the Early
Cretaceous of Guangxi, China. Acta Geologica Sinica 80(4): 486-489.

Abstract:Based on a partial postcranial skeleton collected from the 
Lower Cretaceous Napai
Formation of Guangxi, China, we erect a new sauropod taxon, Fusuisaurus zhaoi 
gen. et sp. nov. The
holotype specimen consists of the left ilium, left pubis, anterior caudals, 
most of the dorsal
ribs and distal end of the left femur. Fusuisaurus zhaoi is diagnosed by a 
unique combination of
character states among the known sauropods. It displays several synapomorphies 
of
Titanosauriformes but lacks many derived features seen in other 
titanosauriforms, suggesting that
the new taxon represents the basalmost known titanosauriform and providing new 
evidence that
Titanosauriformes originated from Asia. A size comparison suggests that 
Fusuisaurus zhaoi is among
the largest Early Cretaceous sauropods,providing an important addition to the 
Early Cretaceous
Chinese sauropod diversity.



The abstract of the Xuanhuaceratops paper is:

Zhao, X., Cheng, Z., Xu., X., and Makovicky, P. J. 2006. A New Ceratopsian from 
the Upper Jurassic
Houcheng Formation of Hebei, China. Acta Geologica Sinica 80 (4): 467-473.
Abstract:Based on a partial postcranial skeleton collected from the 
Lower Cretaceous Napai
Formation of Guangxi, China, we erect a new sauropod taxon, Fusuisaurus zhaoi 
gen. et sp. nov. The
holotype specimen consists of the left ilium, left pubis, anterior caudals, 
most of the dorsal
ribs and distal end of the left femur. Fusuisaurus zhaoi is diagnosed by a 
unique combination of
character states among the known sauropods. It displays several synapomorphies 
of
Titanosauriformes but lacks many derived features seen in other 
titanosauriforms, suggesting that
the new taxon represents the basalmost known titanosauriform and providing new 
evidence that
Titanosauriformes originated from Asia. A size comparison suggests that 
Fusuisaurus zhaoi is among
the largest Early Cretaceous sauropods,providing an important addition to the 
Early Cretaceous
Chinese sauropod diversity.
Keywords:Titanosauriformes, Early Cretaceous, Fusui County, Guangxi, 
China


happy times for Chinese ceratopsians and titanosaurs of late, it would seem.



 
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