[D] Borealosaurus wimani [sG] [T]
You, Ji, Lamanna, Li, and Li. 2004
Saurischia Sauropodomorpha Sauropoda Titanosauria
Sunjiawin Formation, Shuangmiao village, Baipiao, Liaoning, China
Genus - Typespecies
Borealosaurus wimani is based on a distinctive mid-distal caudal vertebra, provisionally refered are an isolated tooth crown, a mid caudal vertebrae and a right humners from the same locality and horizon. Borealosaurus is distinguished from other sauropods in its possesion of opisthocoelous mid-distal caudal vertberae. The occurence of opisthocoelous caudals in Borealosaurus and the Mongolian sauropod Opisthocoelicaudia raises the possibility that these taxa pertain to an as yet unrecognized titanosaurian subclade endemic to the Cretaceous of Asia.
LPM0167 a mid distal caudal vertebrae. Referred specimens: LPM0169; an isolated tooth crown, LPM0170 a right humerus
Borealis, (Greek) Northern referring to the location of the fossil in northern China and the northern hemisphere, Sauros (Greek) lizard. In honour of Swedisch paleontologist Carl Wiman, who named the first Chinese dinosaur (Euhelopus) in 1929.