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Borealosaurus
Fossil range: Early Cretaceous
Scientific classification

Class:

Sauropsida

Superorder:

Dinosauria

Order:

Saurischia

Suborder:

Sauropodomorpha

Infraorder:

Sauropoda

Genus:

Borealosaurus You et al., 2004

Species:

Borealosaurus is an extinct dinosaur genus from northern China. It was a herbivorous quadrupedal sauropod from the Early Cretaceous Period. The type species was Borealosaurus wimani. It was named from Greek Βορεąς (the North wind) and σαυρος (lizard), with its specific name being given in honor of Swedish paleontologist Carl Wiman, who named the first Chinese dinosaur.

It has been estimated that this creature measured 12 meters in length and 4 meters in height, with a weight of 10 tonnes.

It was discovered by Hailu, Qiang, Lamanna, Jinglu and Yinxiang, in 2004, in the Sunjiawan Formation of Liaoning Province.

ReferencesEdit

H. You, Q. Ji, M. C. Lamanna, J. Li, and Y. Li. (2004). "A titanosaurian sauropod dinosaur with opsithocoelous caudal vertebrae from the early Late Cretaceous of Liaoning province, China". Acta Geologica Sinica 78(4):907-911

External linksEdit

Plateosaurus skull

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