[D] Quingxiusaurus youjiangensis [sG] [T]
Mo, Huang, Zhao, Wang & Xu 2008
Saurischia Sauropodomorpha Sauropoda Titanosauria
Dashi village, suburb of Nanning City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
A new titanosaurian taxon, Quingxiusaurus youjiangensis gen. et sp. nov. from the Upper Cretaceous red beds of Nanning City, Guanxi, China is reported. It is represented by several postcranial elements including a cranial caudal neural spine, a pair of sternal plates, and a pair of humeri.
The new taxon is diagnosed on the basis ofa combination of following features: simply-built cranial caudal neural spine elongated and paddle-shaped and the length ratio between sternal plate en humerus low ( about 0.65).
The new form, as well as other recently recovered titanosaurian taxa from Asia, indicates a higly modified postcranial morphology and large diversity whitin the sauropod calde in the Cretaceous of Asia.
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A partial postcranial skeleton (NHMG 8499) including a cranial caudal neural spine, nearly complete paired sternal plates, and paired humeri.