Qianzhousaurus nicknamed as Pinocchio rex is the genus of coelurosaurian theropod dinosaur that has been found existed in the late Cretaceous period, over 70-65 million years ago. It is believed that this carnivore species has been lived in the current Woodlands of central Asia. Qianzhousaurus comes under the classification of Chordata, Dinosauria, Theropoda, Tyrannosauroidea.

>Qianzhousaurus Dinosaur

The fossil skeleton of the genus was first discovered in southern China and first published in the journal Nature Communications in May 2014. The species had distinguishing characteristics of long snout with sharp, narrow teeth and deep-set jaws. The bones are found recently at a construction site near the city of Ganzhou. The discovery of this species is considered as an important one as it showed many signature characteristics which were the transformation sign to the new age tyrannosaurs. Researches have been carried out aggressively on this species on the view that it could give way for new related species discovery.


Qianzhousaurus Magazine:
Thunder lizard


Author:Berislav Krzic 

Publications:2000 - 2002.

Description:Explains about Qianzhousaurus, the large, quadrupedal herbivores were widespread around the planet from the Jurassic to the end of the Cretaceous.