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WULATELONG

an omnivorous oviraptorid theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of China.
Wulatelong gobiensis
Pronunciation: Woo-la-tuh-long
Meaning: Wulate dragon
Author/s: Xu Xing (2013)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: Linhe, China
Chart Position: 685

Wulatelong gobiensis

(Wulate dragon from the Gobi)Etymology
Wulatelong is derived from "Wulate" (the area from which the specimen originated) and the Chinese Pinyin "long" (dragon). The species epithet (or specific name), gobiensis, means "from the Gobi" in Latin.
Discovery
The remains of Wulatelong were discovered at “The Gate” Locality in the Wulansuhai Formation, Wulatehouqi, Bayan Mandahu, Linhe, Nei Mongol, China, in 2009. The holotype (V 18409) is a partial and badly-weathered skeleton with some skull material.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Late Cretaceous
Stage: Campanian
Age range: 84-71 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: ?
Est. max. hip height: ?
Est. max. weight: ?
Diet: Omnivore
References
• XU Xing, TAN Qing-Wei, WANG Shuo, Corwin SULLIVAN, David W. E. HONE, HAN Feng-Lu, MA Qing-Yu, TAN Lin, and XIAO Dong (2013) "A new oviraptorid from the Upper Cretaceous of Nei Mongol, China, and its stratigraphic implications".
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Atkinson, L. "WULATELONG :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
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