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Temporal range: Middle Jurassic, 165 Ma
Chuandongocoelurus Skeletal.jpg
Skeletal diagram showing known remains
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Clade: Theropoda
Genus: Chuandongocoelurus
He, 1984
C. primitivus
Binomial name
Chuandongocoelurus primitivus
He, 1984

Chuandongocoelurus is a tetanuran theropod dinosaur from the Jurassic of China.

Discovery and naming[change | change source]

The type species Chuandongocoelurus primitivus was first described and named by Chinese paleontologist He Xinlu in 1984. [1]

Chuandongocoelurus was based on two partial skeletons. The holotype, a thighbone, is part of specimen CCG 20010. Vertebrae, pelvic bones and hindlimb elements, also catalogued under this inventory number, may belong to the same individual. Chaundongocoelurus was a close relative of Elaphrosaurus[2]

The thighbone of C. primitivus has a length of 20.1 cm.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 He, 1984. The vertebrate fossils of Sichuan. Sichuan Scientific and Technological Publishing House. 168 pp.
  2. M.T. Carrano, R.B.J. Benson, and S.D. Sampson, 2012, "The phylogeny of Tetanurae (Dinosauria: Theropoda)", Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 10(2): 211-300

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