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ZHANGHENGLONG

a plant-eating hadrosauroid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of China.
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Pronunciation: jahng-huhng-long
Meaning: Zhang Heng's dragon
Author/s: Xing et al. (2014)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: Henan, China
Chart Position: 714

Zhanghenglong yangchengensis

(Zhang Heng's dragon from Yangcheng)Etymology
Zhanghenglong combines "Zhang Heng" (a famous Chinese astronomer, mathematician, inventor, poet, and statesman who lived during the Eastern Han Dynasty (AD 25–220) of China) with the Mandarin Chinese "long" (dragon). The species epithet, yangchengensis, is derived from "Yangcheng" (a large administrative region including what is now southwestern Henan Province that was established in the Spring and Autumn period (BC 770–403) of the Eastern Zhou Dynasty of China) and the Latin "ensis" (from).
Discovery
The remains of Zhanghenglong were discovered in the middle member (unit 2) of the Majiacun Formation at Zhoujiagou Village, close to the Xixia Basin, Xixia County, southwestern Henan Province, China, in 2011.
The holotype (XMDFEC V0013) is a partial skull. A partial skeleton (XMDFEC V0014) represents the paratype.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Late Cretaceous
Stage: Santonian
Age range: 86-84 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: ?
Est. max. hip height: ?
Est. max. weight: ?
Diet: Herbivore
References
• Xing H, Wang D, Han F, Sullivan C, Ma Q, et al. (2014) "A New Basal Hadrosauroid Dinosaur (Dinosauria: Ornithopoda) with Transitional Features from the Late Cretaceous of Henan Province, China". PLoS ONE 9(6): e98821. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0098821
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Atkinson, L. "ZHANGHENGLONG :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
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