"Sinopliosaurus" fusuiensis

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"Sinopliosaurus" fusuiensis
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
(unranked): Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Genus: "Sinopliosaurus"
Species

"Sinopliosaurus" fusuiensis
Hou, Yeh & Zhao, 1975

"Sinopliosaurus" fusuiensis is a spinosaurid theropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Napan Formation of Guangxi Province, southern China, known only from teeth. The teeth came from an animal similar to Siamosaurus.

Systematics[edit]

It was originally assigned to the plesiosaur Sinopliosaurus, which is known only from limb elements found in the Early Jurassic.[1] A 2008 paper by Eric Buffetaut and the Thai geologist Varavudh Suteethorn found "S." fusuiensis to be the first unequivocal record of Spinosauridae from Asia.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hou, L., Yeh, H. and Zhao, X.(1975). Fossil reptile from Fusui Kwangshi. VERTEBRATA PALASIATICA 13; 24-33
  2. ^ Buffetaut, E.; Suteethorn, V.; Tong, H.; Amiot, R. (2008). "An Early Cretaceous spinosaur theropod from southern China". Geological Magazine. 145 (5): 745–748. doi:10.1017/S0016756808005360.