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Ruyangosaurus giganteus Lü et al. 2009 (sauropod)

Reptilia - Saurischia

PaleoDB taxon number: 166381

Full reference: J.-c. Lü, L. Xu, S.-h. Jia, X.-l. Zhang, J.-m. Zhang, L.-l. Yang, H.-l. You and Q. Ji. 2009. A new gigantic sauropod dinosaur from the Cretaceous of Ruyang, Henan, China. Geological Bulletin of China 28(1):1-10

Belongs to Ruyangosaurus according to M. D. D'Emic 2012

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: 41HIII-0002, a set of postcrania. Its type locality is Shengshuigou, Shaping village, which is in an Aptian/Albian terrestrial horizon in the Haoling Formation of China.

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur 2000.0 x 230.0, tibia length 1270.0

Estimated body mass: 34.4 tons based on femur length