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LAIYANGOSAURUS

a plant-eating saurolophine hadrosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of China.
Pronunciation: lie-YON-go-SOR-us
Meaning: Laiyang lizard
Author/s: Zhang et al. (2017)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: Shandong Province, China
Chart Position: 811

Laiyangosaurus youngi

(Young's Laiyang lizard)Etymology
Laiyangosaurus is derived from "Laiyang" (for the city where its fossils were found) and the Greek "sauros" (lizard). The species epithet, youngi, honors Chung Chien Young (aka Yang Zhongjian)—a pioneer of vertebrate paleontological research in Laiyang—and commemorates the 120th anniversary of his birth.
Discovery
The remains of Laiyangosaurus were discovered at "Locality 2" in the Jingangkou Formation (Wangshi Group), Laiyang City, Shandong Province, China, in 2010, alongside turtles, their eggs, gastropods, plant fragments and crocodile teeth. C.C. Young had discovered the first specimen of Tsintaosaurus at "Locality 1" less than 1 km away in 1950.
The holotype (IVPP V 23401) is a left maxilla and dentiary (the tooth-bearing bones of the upper and lower jaw). Referred material from the same quarry (representing at least five individuals) consists entirely of jaw bones.
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: Herbivore
References
• Jialiang Zhang, Xiaolin Wang, Qiang Wang, Shunxing Jiang, Xin Cheng, Ning Li and Rui Qiu (2017) "A new saurolophine hadrosaurid (Dinosauria: Ornithopoda) from the Upper Cretaceous of Shandong, China". Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências (advance online publication)
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Atkinson, L. "LAIYANGOSAURUS :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
›. Web access: 25th Nov 2017.
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