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The first evidence of a stegosaur (Dinosauria, Ornithischia) from the Jurassic of Xinjiang/China

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Abstract:

A well preserved dorsal vertebra of a stegosaur is described from the Oxfordian Qigu Formation of the Junggar Basin, northwestern China. This is the first evidence for thyreophoran dinosaurs in this Formation. Previously, stegosaurs have only been recorded from the Lower Cretaceous Tugulu Group of this region. Although the generic identity of the specimen is indeterminate, the find provides confirmation for the presence of stegosaurs in the Jurassic of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

Keywords: CHINA; DINOSAURIA; JUNGGAR BASIN; JURASSIC; QIGU FORMATION; STEGOSAURIA; VERTEBRA

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1127/0077-7749/2007/0243-0113

Publication date: 2007-01-01

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