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Beishanlong
Fossil range: Early Cretaceous
Beishanlong BW
Scientific classification

Class

Reptilia

Superorder

Dinosauria

Order

Saurischia

Suborder

Theropoda

Family (Unranked)

Ornithomimiformes

Superfamily

Ornithomimosauria

Genus

Beishanlong
Makovicky et al., 2009

Species

  • B. grandis (type)
    Makovicky et al., 2009


Deinocheirus beishanlong scale

Scale diagram of Beishanlong compared to the hypothetical restoration of Deinocheirus.

Beishanlong is a genus of giant ornithomimosaurian dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of China. The type species is B. grandis, described in 2009 by a team of Chinese and American paleontologists. Beishanlong lived during the Aptian to Albian stages, around 100 to 125 million years ago. Three fossils were found in northwestern China, in the province of Gansu. Beishanlong was closely related to fellow ornithomimosaurian Harpymimus; together they formed a clade that split off from the main ornithomimosaurian branch just below Garudimimus.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Peter J. Makovicky, Daqing Li, Ke-Qin Gao, Matthew Lewin, Gregory M. Erickson & Mark A. Norell: A giant ornithomimosaur from the Early Cretaceous of China. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, Abstract


External linksEdit

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