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SAHALIYANIA

a plant-eating lambeosaurine hadrosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of China.
Pronunciation: suh-hal-ee-yan-ee-uh
Meaning: Black
Author/s: Godefroit et al. (2008)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: Heilongjiang, China
Chart Position: 534

Sahaliyania elunchunorum

Etymology
In the language of the Manchu, the peoples of Manchuria (an historical name for an area of China and Russia in which the fossil site falls), Sahaliyan means "black" and refers to Sahaliyan Ula, literally "The Black River". Also known as Heilongjiang and Amur, Sahaliyan Ula is the world's tenth longest river and forms the border between the Russian Far East and North-eastern China.
The species epithet, elunchunorum, honors the Elunchun, one of the smallest Chinese minorities who have lived in the Wulaga area of northeastern China for generations.
Discovery
The remains of Sahaliyania were discovered in the Yuliangze Formation, Wulaga, Heilongjiang Province, China, in 2002. Coordinates: N 48°23'40.9" E 130°08'44.6".
The holotype (GMH W453) is a partial skull. More bones from the skull, pectoral girdle, upper arm, and pelvis, have been found in the same bonebed.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Late Cretaceous
Stage: Maastrichtian
Age range: 71-66 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: 8 meters
Est. max. hip height: ?
Est. max. weight: 2.2 tons
Diet: Herbivore
References
• P. Godefroit, S. Hai, T. Yu, P. Lauters (2008) "New hadrosaurid dinosaurs from the uppermost Cretaceous of northeastern China". Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 53 (1): 47–74.
• J.R. Horner, D.B. Weishampel and C.A. Forster (2004) "Hadrosauridae" in Weishampel, Osmólska and Dodson (eds.) "The Dinosauria: Second Edition".
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Atkinson, L. "SAHALIYANIA :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
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