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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).

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> Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 15:15:45 -0800
> From: bscreisler@yahoo.com
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: 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