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BEISHANLONG

an ornithomimosaurian theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of China.
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Pronunciation: bay-SHAN-long
Meaning: Beishan (Northern Mountain) dragon
Author/s: Makovicky et al. (2009)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: Gansu, China
Chart Position: 563

Beishanlong grandis

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(Large Bei Shan Dragon)Etymology
Beishanlong is derived from the Mandarin "Bei Shan" (Northern Mountain) and "long" (dragon).
The species epithet, grandis (gran-DIS), means "large" in Latin.
Discovery
Beishanlong was discovered at the White Ghost Castle field area, Xinminpu Group, Yujingzi Basin, northern Gansu, China, by an international team of researchers from China and the United States during 2006 and 2007 field seasons.
The holotype, FRDC-GS GJ (06) 01-18, is a partial skeleton.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Early Cretaceous
Stage: Aptian-Albian
Age range: 125-112 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: 8 meters
Est. max. hip height: ?
Est. max. weight: 650 Kg
Diet: Omnivore
References
• Peter J. Makovicky, Daqing Li, Ke-Qin Gao, Matthew Lewin, Gregory M. Erickson and Mark A. Norell (2009) "A giant ornithomimosaur from the Early Cretaceous of China". [Image credit]
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Atkinson, L. "BEISHANLONG :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
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