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Huaxiaosaurus, new giant hadrosaur from China



From: Ben Creisler
bscreisler@yahoo.com
 
A new genus and species of hadrosaur from China, claimed to be distinct from 
Shandongosaurus and Zhuchengosaurus.
 
Huaxiaosaurus aigahtens.    
ZHAO Xijin,  WANG Kebai &  LI Dunjing (2011) 
Geological Bulletin of China 30(11):1671-1688
http://www.gbc.ac.cn/ch/reader/view_abstract.aspx?file_no=20111103&flag=1
 
Abstract: 
Huaxiaosaurus aigahtens Zhao, gen. & sp. nov. was a mild herbivorous dinosaur 
that lived in Zhucheng of Shandong Province in Late Mesozoic 100 Ma ago. The 
specimen of Huaxiaosaurus aigahtens 11.3m in height and 18.7m in length is a 
skeleton assembled by many parts collected from several individuals of the same 
species. It was the tallest individual among the ornithopods. It had short 
forelimbs and tough hind legs, and it is another new finding after the 
discovery of the giant Shandongosaurus and Zhuchengosaurus. 
 
Keywords: Huaxiaosaurus aigahtens  Wangshi Formation  Late Cretaceous  Shandong 
 
News article in Chinese:
http://www.lnkp.gov.cn/huashi/i2/200912/11468.html