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Large ankylosaur from Lower Cretaceous of Liaoning, China.



Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com

A new paper:

Shu-an JI, Lijun ZHANG, Shudong ZHANG, Lijun ZHANG, and Shan HANG (2014)
Large-Sized Ankylosaur (Dinosauria) from the Lower Cretaceous
Jiufotang Formation of Western Liaoning, China.
Acta Geologica Sinica - English Edition 88(4): 1060–1065
DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.12273
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1755-6724.12273/abstract


Two incomplete bones referred to ankylosaur scapulocoracoid and
humerus are described, which were discovered from the Early Cretaceous
Jiufotang Formation of Dachengzi Town, Kazuo County, Liaoning
Province. Ankylosaur dinosaurs have ever been found in the Lower
Cretaceous Yixian, Fuxin and Sunjiawan Formations of western Liaoning.
The occurrence of ankylosaurs within Jiufotang Formation improves our
knowledge on the ankylosaur stratigraphic distribution. Based on the
length of scapulocoracoid, the new dinosaur is estimated to exceed 6.0
meters long, representing the largest ankylosaur in western Liaoning.

NOTE: This paper has not been posted yet on the Chinese open-access link.

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