Wuerhosaurus

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Wuerhosaurus
Temporal range: Lower Cretaceous
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Wuerhosaurus

Dong, 1973
Type species
Wuerhosaurus homheni
Dong, 1973[1]
Species
  • W. homheni Dong, 1973[1]
  • W. ordosensis Dong, 1993[2]
Synonyms
  • Stegosaurus homheni (Dong, 1973)

Wuerhosaurus was a stegosaurid dinosaur (related to Stegosaurus) from the Lower Cretaceous of China.[3][4]

Many details of the skeleton are lacking. It had bony, rounded plates along its back and probably 4 bony spikes at the tip of its tail. It had a shorter body and wider hip bones than other stegosaurids. It was one of the last genera of stegosaur known to survive, since most others died out by the end of the Jurassic.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Dong, Z. (1973). "Dinosaurs from Wuerho". Reports of Paleontological Expedition to Sinkiang (II): Pterosaurian Fauna from Wuerho, Sinkiang (in Chinese). 11. Memoirs of the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Academia Sinica. pp. 45–52.
  2. Dong, Z. (1993). "A new species of stegosaur (Dinosauria) from the Ordos Basin, Inner Mongolia, People's Republic of China". Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences. 30 (10): 2174–2176. doi:10.1139/e93-188
  3. Dong, Z. (1990). "Stegosaurs of Asia". In Carpenter, Kenneth; Currie, Philip J. Dinosaur Systematics: Approaches and Perspectives. Cambridge University Press. pp. 255–268. ISBN 978-0-521-43810-0.
  4. Dong Zhiming (1992). Dinosaurian Faunas of China. China Ocean Press, Beijing. ISBN 3-540-52084-8.
  5. Palmer, D., ed. (1999). The Marshall Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals. London: Marshall Editions. p. 156. ISBN 1-84028-152-9.