Pronunciation: shwahn-chee-long Meaning: Legendary dragon Author/s: Fenglu Han et al. (2014) Synonyms: None known First Discovery: Liaoning, China Chart Position: 701
(Legendary dragon from Chaoyang)EtymologyChuanqilong is derived from the Chinese "Chuanqi" (legendary) referring to western Liaoning's spectacular assemblage of Mesozoic fossil discoveries, and long (dragon). The species epithet, chaoyangensis, is derived from "Chaoyang" (the prefecture-level city under which administration of the fossil site falls) and the Latin "ensis" (from).
DiscoveryThe remains of Chuanqilong were discovered in the Jiufotang Formation at Baishizui Village, Goumenzi Town, Lingyuan City, Chaoyang prefecture, Liaoning Province, China, by local farmers.
The holotype (CJPM V001) is a nearly complete juvenile skeleton missing only part of its tail.