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BEIBEILONG

a huge caenagnathid oviraptorosaur from the Late Cretaceous of China.
Pronunciation: bay-bay-long
Meaning: Baby dragon
Author/s: Pu et al. (2017)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: Henan, China
Chart Position: 785

Beibeilong sinensis

Etymology
Beibeilong is derived from the Chinese Pinyin "beibei" (baby) and "long" (dragon). The species epithet, sinensis, is derived from the Latin "sinae" (China) and "ensis" (from), referring to its discovery in China.
Discovery
The remains of Beibeilong were discovered in the Gaogou Formation at Heimaogou, 20km east of Zhaoying Village, Yangcheng Township, Xixia County, Henan Province, People’s Republic of China, by local farmer Mr Zhang Fengchen between December 1992 and early 1993.
The holotype (HGM 41HIII1219, housed in the Henan Geological Museum [HGM] of Zhengzhou) is a small, semi-articulated skeleton (‘Baby Louie’) associated with a partial nest of 6–8 eggs.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Late Cretaceous
Stage: Cenomanian-Turonian
Age range: 99-89 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: ?
Est. max. hip height: ?
Est. max. weight: ?
Diet: Omnivore
References
• Currie P J (May 1996) "The great dinosaur egg hunt". National Geographic Magazine 189(5): 96–111.
• Pu H-Y (2014) "Legend of Baby Dinosaur: the Return Home of Baby Louie". Pecking Natural Science Organization Production, Zhengzhou, China.
• Pu H, Zelenitsky D K, Lü J, Currie P J, Carpenter K, Xu L, Koppelhus E B, Jia S, Xiao L, Chuang H, Li T, Kundrát M and Shen C (2017) "Perinate and eggs of a giant caenagnathid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of central China". Nature Communications 8(14952): 1-9.
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Atkinson, L. "BEIBEILONG :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
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