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DinoNews - Dinonews 2008
Mo, J-Y., Huang, C-L., Zhao, Z-R., Wang, W. & Xu X. (2008) A new Titanosaur (Dinosauria: Sauopoda) from the Late Cretaceous of Guangxi, China. Vert, PalAsiatica 46 (2) 147-156

Quingxiusaurus youjiangensis

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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