Middle Jurassic 165 mya
|Diagram showing known bones|
Discovery and naming[change | change source]
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
The thighbone of C. primitivus has a length of 20.1 cm.
References[change | change source]
- He, 1984. The vertebrate fossils of Sichuan. Sichuan Scientific and Technological Publishing House. 168 pp.
- 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