Erenhot – The Andrew’s dinosaur site

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Erenhot – The Andrew’s dinosaur site

Erenhot is situated at the border between China and Mongolia.  Walking dinosaur costume Fossiliferous deposits near Erenhot, called Iren Dabasu beds, were discovered by Andrews ai^d his Central Asiatic Expedition in 1922. Iren Dabasu became important locality of Late Cretaceous dinosaurs. The best exposures of the Iren Dabasu beds are near the small salt marsh Iren Nor. Hadrosaurs are the most common dinosaurs, and include the genera of Bactrosaurus and Gilmoreosaurus. Many teeth and limb bones of theropods, therizinosauroids , and sauropods were found as well. In 1988, we found the old Andrews ’ s camp with many fragments of beer bottles made in Japan, and what used to be a horn of a Dodge vehicle.

 

In the summer of 1990, the Sino-Canadian project investigators worked together at this site, and collected a theropod skeleton and several nests of dinosaur eggs. A turtle found at this site was studied by Don Brinkman ( RTMP ) who named it Khunnuchelys erinhotensis.