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Comment was by Mrs.B on July 13, 2021 at 1:22pm

Odd looking.

Comment was by Davy on July 13, 2021 at 8:42am

A little about this Zhongguo Dragon

In 2011, at Zhoujiagou in Henan the remains were uncovered of a euornithopod.[1]

In 2014, the type species Zhanghenglong yangchengensis was named and described by Xing Hai, Wang Deyou, Han Fenglu, Corwin Sullivan, Ma Qingyu, He Yiming, David Hone, Yan Ronghao, Du Fuming and Xu Xing. The generic name combines the name of the first century Chinese scientist Zhang Heng with long, Mandarin for "dragon". The specific name refers to Yangcheng, an administrative unit during the Eastern Zhou, partially coinciding with the present Henan.[1]

The holotype, XMDFEC V0013, was found in the Majiacun Formation dating from the middle Santonian, about eighty-five million years old. It consists of a partial skull and lower jaw, including the right maxilla, the right jugal and the right dentary. The paratype is XMDFEC V0014, a partial skeleton lacking the skull, including five back vertebrae, ribs, a shoulder blade and the right ulna.[1]

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on July 13, 2021 at 4:31am

Zhanghenglong

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on July 13, 2021 at 4:25am

Zhanghenglong weird and wonderful 

Comment was by Joan Denoo on May 17, 2021 at 5:02pm

Gnathosaurus "Jawed lizard"

Late Jurassic

Gnathosaurus

"28 centimeters (11 in) long, skull had up to 130 needle-like teeth arranged around the side of a spoon-shaped tip. The specimen had an estimated wingspan of about 1.7 meters (5.6 ft). It probably lead a lifestyle akin to that of modern spoonbills, wading with its jaws open and closing them upon touching small prey."

Comment was by Mrs.B on May 17, 2021 at 4:46pm

It certainly does.

Comment was by Joan Denoo on May 17, 2021 at 4:30pm

Maiacetus Inuus:

maia meaning mother,

cetus meaning whale, and

inuus for the Roman god of fecundity

A primitive whale that gave birth on dry land. 

47.5 million-year-old fossils, discovered in Pakistan in 2000 and 2...

Evolution tells a more interesting story than creationism. 

Comment was by Mrs.B on May 15, 2021 at 9:47pm

Very odd looking lot.

Comment was by Doone on May 15, 2021 at 9:19pm
Gnathosaurus had needle-like teeth for catching small prey. (Credit: )
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Comment was by Doone on May 15, 2021 at 9:18pm
Artist's impression of a female Maiacetus and her newborn pup. Also known as the 'walking whale'. (Credit: )
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