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Tuojiangosaurus

Tuojiangosaurus (meaning “Tuo River Lizard”) is a genus of stegosaurid from the Late Jurassic of China. It would have probably been hunted by dinosaurs such as Yangchuanosaurus and Monolophosaurus. It was about 7 metres (23 feet) long, and about 2 metres (6.6 feet) tall. It’s type species, T. multispinus was named in 1977, one hundred […]

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Alectrosaurus

Alectrosaurus (meaning “Unmarried Lizard”) is a genus of tyrannosauroid from the Late Cretaceous Period of the Gobi Desert in Mongolia. It is closely related to Tyrannosaurus, but much shorter, at 5 metres (16.4 feet) in length. On 25 April 1923, during the third expedition to Asia of the American Museum of Natural History, assistant paleontologist George […]

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Opisthocoelicaudia

Opisthocoelicaudia (meaning “Posterior Cavity Tail”) is a genus of titanosauridae from the Late Cretaceous of Mongolia. When it was described in 1977 by Borusk-Białynicka, it was seen as a new kind of macronaria (camarosaurid) sauropod. Later, in 1993, an experiment conducted by Salgado and Coria confirmed that Opisthocoelicaudia was a titanosaurid. It was a relatively small […]

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Zhuchengtyrannus

Zhuchengtyrannus (meaning “Zhucheng Tyrant”) is a genus of carnivorous tyrannosauroid from the Late Cretaceous Period of  Shandong Province in China. Zhuchengtyrannus was one of the most recently described dinosaurs. In 2011, Zhuchengtyrannus was described by David W. E. Hone, Kebai Wang, Corwin Sullivan, Xijin Zhao, Shuqing Chen, Dunjin Li, Shuan Ji, Qiang Ji and Xing […]

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Kinnareemimus

Kinnareemimus (meaning “Kinnaree Mimic”) is a genus of ornithomimid theropod of Early Cretaceous of Thailand. It is regarded by many as the earliest ornithomimid (but not the most basal). It was first described by Eric Buffetaut and others in 2009, the species being K. khonkaenensis. It was most likely an omnivorous genus. Like all ornithomimids, […]

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Amurosaurus

Amurosaurus (meaning “Amur Lizard”) is a genus of lambeosaurine dinosaur found in Eastern Asia, supposedly from the Late Cretaceous. Two Russian paleontologists, Sergei Kurzanov and Yuri Bolotsky described this dinosaur in 1991. No complete fossil skull has been found (only a piece of the lower jaw and a few teeth), and Amurosaurus most likely had […]

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Yangchuanosaurus

Yangchuanosaurus (meaning “Yangchuan Lizard”) is a genus of large, allosaurid dinosaur from the Late Jurassic of China. It may have been the only dinosaur of it’s time that could have killed Mamenchisaurus. It was an apex predator, ruling the Jurassic Chinese landscape at around the same time Allosaurus was causing riot in North America. It […]

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Epidexipteryx

Epidexipteryx (meaning “Display Feathers”) is a genus of small insectivore dinosaur which lived in China during the late Jurassic period. At 45 centimetres, it was a relativaly small dinosaur. It is known for it’s for the four long feathers on it’s tail, hence it’s name.        Not to be confused with Epidendrosauurus (synonym […]

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