[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]

Jiangxisaurus, new oviraptorid from Late Cretaceous of southern China



From: Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com


A new oviraptorid theropod from China. The pdf can be downloaded for
free from the link.

Wei Xuefang, Pu Hanyong, Xu Li, Liu Di & Lü Junchang (2013)
A New Oviraptorid Dinosaur (Theropoda: Oviraptorosauria) from the Late
Cretaceous of Jiangxi Province, Southern China.
Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition)  87(4): 899-904
http://www.geojournals.cn/dzxben/ch/reader/view_abstract.aspx?file_no=201304001&flag=1



A new oviraptorid dinosaur Jiangxisaurus ganzhouensis gen. et sp.
nov., is erected based on a partial skeleton from the Upper Cretaceous
Nanxiong Formation of Ganzhou City, Jiangxi Province. The new taxon
differs from other oviraptorids in the weakly downturned rostrum of
the lower jaw, much-elongated mandible with a height-to-length ratio
being about 20% and the length ratio of radius to humerus of about
0.70. This species not only adds a new member to oviraptorid
dinosaurs, but also provides more information about oviraptorid
paleogeographical distribution in southern China.