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DATONGLONG

a plant-eating hadrosauroid iguanodont dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of China.
Pronunciation: dah-tong-long
Meaning: Datong dragon
Author/s: Xu Shi-Chao et al. (2015)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: Shanxi Province, China
Chart Position: 740

Datonglong tianzhenensis

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(Datong dragon from Tianzhen)Etymology
Datonglong is derived from "Datong" (for Datong City) and the Chinese "long" (dragon).
The species epithet, tianzhenensis, means "from Tianzhen County" in Latin.
Discovery
The remains of Datonglong were discovered at "Kangdailiang Quarry" in the Huiquanpu (aka Huiquanbao) Formation, Wu Valley, Tianzhen County, Shanxi (West Mountain) Province, northern China, by the Shanxi Museum of Geological and Mineral Science and Technology (now Shanxi Museum of Geology, SXMG) in 2008.
The holotype (SXMG V 00005) is a 34 cm long right dentary (tooth-bearing bone of the lower jaw) with a few teeth.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Late Cretaceous
Stage: Cenomanian-Campanian
Age range: 99-71 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: ?
Est. max. hip height: ?
Est. max. weight: ?
Diet: Herbivore
References
• Xu Shi-Chao, You Hai-Lu, WANG Jia-Wei, Wang Suo-Zhu, Yi Jian & Jia Lei (2016) "A New Hadrosauroid Dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Tianzhen, Shanxi Province, China". Vertebrata PalAsiatica 51(1): 67-78.
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Atkinson, L. "DATONGLONG :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
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