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.2013.[J].Acta Geologica Sinica(),87(4):899-904
A New Oviraptorid Dinosaur (Theropoda: Oviraptorosauria) from the Late Cretaceous of Jiangxi Province, Southern China    Download PDF
WEI Xuefang1  PU Hanyong2  XU Li2  LIU Di2  Lü Junchang1  *
1 Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, Beijing 100037, China.2 Henan Geological Museum, Zhengzhou 450016, Henan Province, China
This study is supported by the Natural Science Foundation of China grants (41272022; 40872017).
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      A new oviraptorid dinosaur Jiangxisaurus ganzhouensis gen. et sp. nov., is erected based on a partial skeleton from the Upper Cretaceous Nanxiong Formation of Ganzhou City, Jiangxi Province. The new taxon differs from other oviraptorids in the weakly downturned rostrum of the lower jaw, much-elongated mandible with a height-to-length ratio being about 20% and the length ratio of radius to humerus of about 0.70. This species not only adds a new member to oviraptorid dinosaurs, but also provides more information about oviraptorid paleogeographical distribution in southern China.
Key words:Oviraptoridae  Jiangxisaurus  Nanxiong Formation  Upper Cretaceous  Ganzhou Basin  Jiangxi Province
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