Beibeilong

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Beibeilong
Temporal range: Cenomanian–Turonian
Gigantoraptor composite.jpg
Reconstruction in it's habitat, based off Gigantoraptor
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Beibeilong

Pu, 2017
Binomial name
Beibeilong sinensis
Pu, 2017
Synonyms
  • Gigantoraptor sinensis Pu, 2017

Beibeilong is an extinct genus of oviraptor-like dinosaur. The genus contains a single species B. sinensis, named in 2017 by Pu and colleagues based on a nest with an embryo (nicknamed "Baby Louie") and eggs. It was similar to Gigantoraptor, and may have been of similar size as an adult. [1]

Embryo and eggs of "Baby Louie"

References[change | change source]

  1. Pu, H.; Zelenitsky, D.K.; Lü, J.; Currie, P.J.; Carpenter, K.; Xu, L.; Koppelhus, E.B.; Jia, S. et al. (2017). "Perinate and eggs of a giant caenagnathid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of central China". Nature Communications 8: 14952. doi:10.1038/ncomms14952. https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14952.