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Shantungosaurus giganteus Hu 1973 (hadrosaurid)

Reptilia - Neornithischia - Hadrosauridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 69513

Synonym: Zhuchengosaurus maximus Zhao et al. 2007 (taxon 155054)

Full reference: C.-C. Hu. 1973. [A new hadrosaur from the Cretaceous of Chucheng, Shantung]. Acta Geologica Sinica 1973(2):179-206

Belongs to Shantungosaurus according to A. Prieto-Marquez 2013

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Shantungosaurus giganteus: GMV V.1780-1, a partial skull. Its type locality is Longgujian Quarry (loc. 090414), which is in a Campanian terrestrial sandstone in the Xingezhuang Formation of China.
  • Zhuchengosaurus maximus: Its type locality is Kugou Quarry, Zhucheng, which is in a Campanian terrestrial sandstone in the Xingezhuang Formation of China.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 1670.2, fibula length 1396.0, humerus length 1008.0, radius length 914.1, scapula length 1403.3, skull length 1472.0, tibia length 1470.2, ulna length 1002.8

Estimated body mass: 8.17 tons based on femur length