the Sino-Japan Silk Road Dinosaur Project

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the Sino-Japan Silk Road Dinosaur Project

In the summer of 1993, the Sino-Japan Silk Road Dinosaur Project worked at the Qikatia area of Turpan Basin. Animatronic dinosaur for sale They collected sauropod bone there. The fossils came from the Qigu Formation of Late Jurassic age ( Dong, 1992 ) . In 2007, a rich area of dinosaur footprints was found by the Sino-German paleontological expedition in the Middle Jurassic deposits of Qikatai Formation.

 

The two years of expedition were successful in making significant discoveries in both the Mazongshan area of Western Gansu and the Turpan Basin of Xinjiang.

 

Hudiesaurus sinojapanorum with 29 ~ 30 m of its estimated length is the largest known sauropod from Asia. Life size dinosaur The generic name is derived from “Hudie” , the Chinese Pinying for “butterfly” , here referring to the wing-like process on the neural spine of anterior dorsal vertebra. The specific name is given to remember the expedition team assembled from paleontologists of China and Japan.