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Chuandongocoelurus
Temporal range: Middle Jurassic, 165Ma
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Skeletal diagram showing known remains
Scientific classification
Genus:
Chuandongocoelurus
Species:
primitivus

Chuandongocoelurus is a tetanuran theropod dinosaur from the Jurassic of China.

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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