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Sonidosaurus
Fossil range: Late Cretaceous
Scientific classification

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Chordata

Class:

Sauropsida

Superorder:

Dinosauria

Order:

Saurischia

Suborder:

Sauropodomorpha

Infraorder:

Sauropoda

(Unranked) :

Titanosauria

Genus:

Sonidosaurus
Xu et al., 2006

Species:

  • S. saihangaobiensis
    Xu et al., 2006 (type)

Sonidosaurus is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous. It was a titanosaur which lived in what is now China. The type species, Sonidosaurus saihangaobiensis, was described by Xu, Zhang, Tan, Zhao, and Tan in 2006. It was a small titanosaur, about 9 meters (30 ft) long.[1] It was found in the Iren Dabasu Formation; it was only slightly larger than the contemporaneous giant oviraptorid Gigantoraptor.[2]

Classification[]

In 2017, a review for Sonidosaurus was considered to be a lithostrotian titanosaur, with possible saltasaurid affinities. In particular, it shared with saltasaurids and the Bor Guve titanosaur a posterior centrodiapophyseal lamina on its dorsal vertebrae.

References[]

  1. ^ X. Xu; X. Zhang; Q. Tan; X. Zhao; and L. Tan (2006). "A new titanosaurian sauropod from Late Cretaceous of Nei Mongol, China". Acta Geologica Sinica 80 (1): 20-26. 
  2. ^ Xu, X.; Tan, Q.; Wang, J.; Zhao, X.; and Tan, L. (2007). "A gigantic bird-like dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of China" (pdf). Nature online supplement. http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v447/n7146/extref/nature05849-s1.pdf. 


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