Saturday 2 May 2015

Creature 214: Qianzhousaurus sinensis

Pinochio rex.

Qianzhousaurus sinensis is a species of dinosaur which doesn't really have a common name but has been Given the nickname Pinochio rex.

This nickname is a result of its extremely long nose plus a reference to the widely known species Tyrannosaurus rex. Pinochio rex was around 9 meters long and probably weighed around 1800 kilograms.

Qianzhousaurus sinensis is only known from a single specimen from a construction site in Jianxi province, China. It comes from 72-66 million years ago, shortly before the dinosaur era ended.

Qianzhousaurus sinensis is the only species described in its genus. 

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Saurischia
Family: Tyrannosauridae
Genus: Qianzhousaurus
Species: Qianzhousaurus sinensis

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