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ZHONGJIANOSAURUS

a tiny microraptorine theropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of China.
Zhongjianosaurus yangi
Pronunciation: ZHONG-jin-SOR-us
Meaning: Zhongjian's lizard
Author/s: Xu and Qin (2017)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: Liaoning, China
Chart Position: 782

Zhongjianosaurus yangi

(Yang Zhongjian's lizard)Etymology
Both the genus name and species epithet honor Yang Zhongjian (aka C.C. Young), who is the founder of vertebrate paleontology in China.
Discovery
The remains of Zhongjianosaurus were found in the Yixian Formation (Jehol Group) at Sihedang, Lingyuan County, Liaoning Province, China
The holotype (IVPP V 22775, housed at the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Beijing) is a partial semi-articulated skeleton preserved in a stone slab.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Early Cretaceous
Stage: Aptian
Age range: 125-112 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: 0.8 meters
Est. max. hip height: 0.3 meters
Est. max. weight: 0.3 Kg
Diet: Carnivore
References
• Xu Xing and Qin Zi-Chuan (2017) "A new tiny dromaeosaurid dinosaur from the Lower Cretaceous Jehol Group of western Liaoning and niche differentiation among the Jehol dromaeosaurids". Vertebrate PalAsiatica 55(2): 129-144.
• Christiansen P and Fariña R A (2004) "Mass prediction in theropod dinosaurs". Hist Biol, 16: 85–92.
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Atkinson, L. "ZHONGJIANOSAURUS :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
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