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Bienosaurus lufengensis Dong 2001 (ornithischian)

Reptilia - Ornithischia

PaleoDB taxon number: 66520

Full reference: Z. Dong. 2001. Primitive armored dinosaur from the Lufeng Basin, China. Mesozoic Vertebrate Life, D. H. Tanke and K. Carpenter (eds.), Indiana University Press, Bloomington 237-242

Belongs to Thyreophora according to R. B. Irmis and F. Knoll 2008

Sister taxa: Andhrasaurus, Ankylosauria, Apraedentalia, Bienosaurus, Emausaurus, Lusitanosaurus, Lusitanosaurus liasicus, Omosaurus hastiger, Regnosaurus, Scelidosauria, Scelidosauridae, Scelidosaurus, Scelidosaurus arizonensis, Scutellosaurus, Sinopeltosaurus, Stegosauria, Stegosauromorpha, Tatisaurus, Taveirosaurus, Thyreophoroidea

Type specimen: IVPP V9612. Its type locality is Bienosaurus, Lufeng Basin (PROXY), which is in a Sinemurian terrestrial siltstone/mudstone in the Lufeng Formation of China.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore