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Changchunsaurus parvus


Changchunsaurus is a small basal ornithopod from the Early Cretaceous of China.



Name


Changchunsaurus parvus


Authority
   

Zan, Chen, Jin and Li, 2005


Meaning of the generic name


Changchun (capital of Jilin province) Lizard


Size


Skull length: 11.5 cm, Length: 1 m


Remains


Holotype (JLUM L0403-j-Zn2): skeleton with complete skull
Referred specimens: JLUM L0204-Y-23 (premaxilla); JLUM L0204-Y-24 (right dentary)


Age and Distribution


Horizon: Quantou Formation. Early Cretaceous (Aptian/Cenomanian).
Locality: Shanqian, Liufangzi, Gongzhuling City, Jilin Province, China


Classification


Dinosauria Ornithischia Ornithopoda

  Further Reading


S.-Q. Zan, J. Chen, L.-Y. Jin and T. Li. 2005. A primitive ornithopod from the Early Cretaceous Quantou Formation of central Jilin, China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 43(3):182-193

 Synonyms







Holotype skull (JLUM L0403-J-ZN2) of Changchunsaurus parvus. From Zan et al., 2005.

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