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RE: The fossil specimen of "Hushiyaolong" (Xinhua photo)By People's Daily Online



> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] 
> On Behalf Of Janet m vandenburgh
>
> http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90776/90881/6522141.html
> 
> ...
> The "Hushiyaolong" lived during the Jurassic period (between 
> 208 and 144 million years ago) and belongs to the Avialae group.
> ...
>

Hushiyaolong being a Chinese name for Epidexipteryx. Anyone know enough
Mandarin to translate the "Husyiyao" part? (Long = dragon = "dinosaur" or
more generally "ancient saurian" for Chinese common names).

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