Xuwulong (Xuwu dragon)

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Xuwulong (Xuwu dragon)

Phonetic : Zu-wu-long.

Named By : You, Li & Liu – 2011

Diet : Herbivore

Size : Estimated 3 – 6 meters long

Type of Dinosaur : Euornithopod

Type Species : X. yueluni (type)

Found in : China, Gansu Province

When it Lived : Early Cretaceous, 145 – 100 million years ago

Xuwulong is an genus belonging to hadrosauroid dinosaurs from during the Early Cretaceous period. It was found in the beginning of the Cretaceous time period (Aptian-Albian age) within the current Yujingzi Basin in the Jiuquan areaof the Gansu Province of northwestern China. It is identified by the holotype the GSGM F00001, an articulated piece that includes a complete cranium nearly complete axial skeleton and a complete left pelvic girdle from the Xinminpu Group. The Xuwulong name was coined in the works of You Hailu, Li Daqing and Liu Weichang in 2011 and the species of type is Xuwulong Yueluni. The term binomial as a whole is Wang Yue-lun, the professor who gave it; “Xu-wu” is his informal name.

Skeleton of Xuwulong yueluniSSR2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Source: Wikipedia