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GANZHOUSAURUS

an omnivorous oviraptorid theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of China.
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Pronunciation: kan-jo-SOR-us
Meaning: Ganzhou Lizard
Author/s: Wang et al. (2013)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: Jiangxi Province, China
Chart Position: 694

Ganzhousaurus nankangensis

(Ganzhou lizard from Nankang)Etymology
Ganzhousaurus is derived from "Ganzhou" (for Ganzhou City) and the Greek "sauros" (lizard). The species epithet, nankangensis, is derived from "Nankang" (for Nankang County) and the Latin "-ensis" (from, place of origin).
Discovery
The remains of Ganzhousaurus were discovered in the Nanxiong Formation near Ganzhou City, Nankang County, Jiangxi Province, southern China.
The holotype (SDM 20090302) is a partial skeleton including part of the lower jaw, some tail vertebrae, fragments of the pelvis and limbs, and a foot.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Late Cretaceous
Stage: Campanian
Age range: 71-66 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: ?
Est. max. hip height: ?
Est. max. weight: ?
Diet: Omnivore
References
• Wang S, Sun C, Sullivan C. and Xu X. (2013) "A new oviraptorid (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Upper Cretaceous of southern China".
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Atkinson, L. "GANZHOUSAURUS :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
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