a tiny microraptorine theropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of China.
Xu and Qin (2017
(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.
The remains of Zhongjianosaurus
were found in the Yixian Formation (Jehol Group) at Sihedang, Lingyuan County, Liaoning Province, China
(IVPP V 22775, housed at the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Beijing) is a partial semi-articulated skeleton preserved in a stone slab.
: Early Cretaceous
: 125-112 mya
Est. max. length
: 0.8 meters
Est. max. hip height
: 0.3 meters
Est. max. weight
: 0.3 Kg
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