Original paper

The first evidence of a stegosaur (Dinosauria, Ornithischia) from the Jurassic of Xinjiang/China

Wings, Oliver; Pfretzschner, Hans-Ulrich; Maisch, Michael W.

Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen Band 243 Heft 1 (2007), p. 113 - 118

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published: Mar 13, 2007

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Abstract

A well preserved dorsal vertebra of a stegosaur is described from the Oxfordian Qigu Formation of the Junggar Basin, northwestern China. This is the first evidence for thyreophoran dinosaurs in this Formation. Previously, stegosaurs have only been recorded from the Lower Cretaceous Tugulu Group of this region. Although the generic identity of the specimen is indeterminate, the find provides confirmation for the presence of stegosaurs in the Jurassic of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

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DinosauriaStegosauriavertebraJurassicQigu FormationJunggar BasinChina