Excavating Dinosaur Remains at Laiyang, Shandong Province

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Excavating Dinosaur Remains at Laiyang, Shandong Province

The Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology ( IVPP ) have undertaken many field survey and systematic excavations. Life Size Dinosaur For Sale  The first large-scale dinosaur collections were organized at the Tsintaosaurus site in 1951 in the Laiyang County, the Shandong Province, for In the spring of 1950, a group of students from Department of Geology and Mineralogy at the Shandong University had a field work training in the Laiyang County in the eastern Shandong Peninsula. They discovered fossil bones and eggs. Professor He Zholin, the head of Department of Geology and Mineralogy, passed information about this discovery to C. C. Young, who subsequently became attracted by the fossils. In 1951, Young put together a Lai-yang expedition team that included Liu Dong-shen, WangCen-yi, and Dr. Zhou Ming Jen ( Chow Ming-chen ) who just returned from the Princeton University and became to work at Department of Geology and Mineralogy of the Shandong University. Realistic animatronic dinosaur It was this excavation that encouraged Dr. Zhou to become a researcher at the IVPP. It was a very successful excavation as skeletal remains of Tsintaosaurus were unearthed. Tsintaosaurus was a member of the duck­billed dinosaurs group called Hadrosauria.

 

It had a bony horn on the top of the nasal and frontal bones, and hence Tsintaosaurus got its specific name spinorhinus. In the 1990s, Philip Taqeut, a French paleontologist, pointed out that the bony horn of Tsintaosaurus was in fact a nasal bone that crushed during fossilization.

 

A complete skeleton of psittacosaur was collected in the Qinshan Formation of Lower Cretaceous. It was named Psittacosaurus sinensis (Young, 1958).