Yangchuanosaurus shangyouensis Dong et al. 1978 (allosauroid)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Metriacanthosauridae

Alternative combinations: Metriacanthosaurus shangyouensis, Yangchuanosaurus shangyuensis

Synonym: Yangchuanosaurus magnus Dong et al. 1983

Full reference: Z. Dong, Y. Zhang, X. Li and S. Zhou. 1978. [A new carnosaur from Yongchuan County, Sichuan Province]. Ke Xue Tong Bao [Science Newsletter] 23(5):302-304

Belongs to Yangchuanosaurus according to M. T. Carrano et al. 2012

See also Bakker et al. 1992, Currie and Zhao 1994, Dong 1992, Dong 1997, Dong et al. 1978, Dong et al. 1983, Gao 1992, Gao 1999, Holtz et al. 2004, Molnar 1991, Molnar et al. 1981, Molnar et al. 1990, Olshevsky 1981, Paul 1988, Rauhut 2003, Sampson and Witmer 2007, Watabe et al. 2008, Wu et al. 2009, Xing et al. 2009 and Zhao 1985

Sister taxon: Yangchuanosaurus zigongensis

Type specimens:

  • Yangchuanosaurus shangyouensis: CV 00215, a skeleton. Its type locality is Shangyou Reservoir, which is in an Oxfordian/Kimmeridgian terrestrial mudstone in the Shangshaximiao Formation of China.
  • Yangchuanosaurus magnus: CV 00216, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Hongjiang Machine Factory, Yongchuan, which is in an Oxfordian terrestrial horizon in the Shangshaximiao Formation of China.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: found only at Shangyou Reservoir

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