PaleoDB taxon number: 68241
Alternative combination: Beipiaosaurus inexpectatus
Full reference: X. Xu, Z.-L. Tang, and X.-L. Wang. 1999. A therizinosauroid dinosaur with integumentary structures from China. Nature 399:350-354
Sister taxa: none
Type specimen: IVPP 11559, a skull (femur). Its type locality is Sihetun, lower Yixian (general), which is in a Barremian/Aptian lacustrine shale/siltstone in the Yixian Formation of China.
Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore
Average measurements (in mm): femur length 265.0, skull length 265.0, tibia length 275.0
Estimated body mass: 47.2 kg based on femur length