Chuandongocoelurus facts for kids
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Temporal range: Middle Jurassic, 165Ma
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Discovery and naming
The type species Chuandongocoelurus primitivus was first described and named by Chinese paleontologist He Xinlu in 1984.
Chuandongocoelurus was based on two partial skeletons. The holotype, a thighbone, is part of specimen CCG 20010. Vertebrae, pelvic bones and hindlimb elements, also catalogued under this inventory number, may belong to the same individual. Chaundongocoelurus was a close relative of Elaphrosaurus
The thighbone of C. primitivus has a length of 20.1 cm.
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