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Gigantoraptor erlianensis Xu et al. 2007 (coelurosaur)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Caenagnathidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 103708

Full reference: X. Xu, Q. Tan, J. Wang, X. Zhao, and L. Tan. 2007. A gigantic bird-like dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of China. Nature 447:844-847

Belongs to Gigantoraptor according to B. R. Peecook and C. A. Sidor 2015

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: LH V0011, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Saihangaobi, Sonid Zuoqi, which is in a Campanian/Campanian fluvial sandstone in the Iren Dabasu Formation of China.

Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 1100.0, femur circumference 352.0, tibia length 1177.0

Estimated body mass: 2.54 tons based on femur length