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CHUANQILONG

a plant-eating armoured ankylosaurid dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of China.
Pronunciation: shwahn-chee-long
Meaning: Legendary dragon
Author/s: Fenglu Han et al. (2014)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: Liaoning, China
Chart Position: 720

Chuanqilong chaoyangensis

(Legendary dragon from Chaoyang)Etymology
Chuanqilong 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).
Discovery
The 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.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Early Cretaceous
Stage: Aptian
Age range: 125-112 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: 4.5 meters
Est. max. hip height: ?
Est. max. weight: 450 Kg
Diet: Herbivore
References
• Fenglu Han, Wenjie Zheng, Dongyu Hu, Xing Xu and P.M. Barrett (2014) "A New Basal Ankylosaurid (Dinosauria: Ornithischia) from the Lower Cretaceous Jiufotang Formation of Liaoning Province, China". PLoS ONE 9(8): e104551. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0104551
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Atkinson, L. "CHUANQILONG :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
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