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RE: Huaxiaosaurus, new giant hadrosaur from China
Do they say why they believe the Wangshi is 100 million years old? That's a
pretty remarkable claim considering the dinosaur groups present (hadrosaurids,
ceratopsids, leptoceratopsids, tyrannosaurids).
> Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 15:15:45 -0800
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> Subject: Huaxiaosaurus, new giant hadrosaur from China
> From: Ben Creisler
> 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
> 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
> News article in Chinese: