·Chinese(gb) ·English ·ฉบับภาษาไทย ·Tiếng Việt
WAPWeb Accessibility RSS
Home About Liuzhou Government Liuzhou News Live in Liuzhou Travel in Liuzhou Invest in Liuzhou Interact
Current Location:  Home > Liuzhou News > China
New dinosaur species fossil discovered in China
Date:2018-09-14  Source:Xinhua
 Chinese scientists have found the fossil of a new dinosaur species in southwest China's Yunnan Province. The findings were recently published by the journal Scientific Reports.

Researchers have named the new species Yizhousaurus sunae, known in Chinese as Sunshi Yizhou dinosaur, after Chinese scientist Sun Ailing for her great contribution to vertebrate paleontology.

Measuring seven meters in length, the fossil was discovered and unearthed in Lufeng County in 2002 and could date back to around 180 million years ago, said Zhang Qiannan, the paper's first author and doctoral candidate with the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology under the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Phylogenetic analysis indicated the dinosaur was a Sauropodiformes, meaning a lizard-footed dinosaur.

Zhang said that the discovery enriches the diversity of Sauropodiforms and is significant to the studies on origin and evolution of dinosaurs.

The dinosaur fossil is displayed at the museum in Lufeng Dinosaur Valley.

Lufeng is known for its abundant fossils of prehistoric creatures. Eighty years ago, a dinosaur fossil dating back to around 190 million years ago was found there. 

   Print   To Top    Close  
Last Text: || Next Text:AI plots future of smart cities

Related Articles

AI plots future of smart cities
China's DeepBlue Technology, Luxembourg LHoFT set up joint AI labs
China's unmanned submersible dives to 5,630 meters under sea
China launches first homemade polar icebreaker
Chinese researchers identify potential new antibiotic
China's self-developed heart stent wins worldwide recognition
Tian En, Chinese ship on maiden Arctic voyage, docks in Dutch port
Scientific findings reveal Qinghai-Tibet Plateau's past, future
China develops new generation of intelligent subway train
Chinese firefighting robot shines at industry conference in Australia
Home  │ About Liuzhou  │ Site Map  │ Service and Privacy │ FAQ │ Download Forms   │ Contact Us
Copyright (C) 2006 The People's Government of Liuzhou Municipality,All Rights Reserved
Sponsored by Liuzhou Informational Leading Group Office (The Bureau Of The Information Industry Of Liuzhou)
Prepared by Liuzhou Network Management Centre Address:No. 66, Sanzhong Road, Liuzhou, China
ICP Certificate No.05009280