Huanansaurus Facts: A Dinosaur From 72 Million Years Ago


Huanansaurus is an Extinct dinosaur genus found in southern China. Classified in 2015, it derives its name from Huanan or 'southern China'. The type species is Huanansaurus ganzhouensis, named after the place it was discovered, Ganzhou.

Huanansaurus Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Huanansaurus'?

It is pronounced as 'Hu-a-none-sau-rus'.

What type of dinosaur was a Huanansaurus?

Huanansaurus is an Extinct genus of oviraptorid theropod dinosaur. The species from southern China were a group of feathered dinosaurs.

In which geological period did the Huanansaurus roam the Earth?

The Huanansaurus lived in the Late Cretaceous period between the Campanian stage and the Maastrichtian stage.

When did the Huanansaurus become Extinct?

It can be assumed that these dinosaurs went Extinct at the end of the Cretaceous age.

Where did a Huanansaurus live?

Huanansaurus fossils were found in Nanxiong Formation in China.

What was a Huanansaurus' habitat?

It has been estimated that they were terrestrial animals.

Who did a Huanansaurus live with?

Unfortunately, we do not know whether Huanansaurus lived alone or in groups.

How long did a Huanansaurus live?

Again, researchers are uncertain about the lifespan of this dinosaur.

How did they reproduce?

Huanansaurus reproduced by laying eggs.

Huanansaurus Fun Facts

What did a Huanansaurus look like?

Researchers have seen that the temporal opening on the skull roof of the Huanansaurus was smaller and rounder than that on its skull side. Paleontologists have also observed that there were prominent lips on the hand claws of these dinosaurs.

Huanansaurus appearance would be similar to sister genus Citipati.

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How many bones did a Huanansaurus have?

While an almost complete skull with well-preserved lower jaws, seven cervical vertebrae and other parts were discovered, it remains difficult to say how many bones the Huanansaurus had.

How did they communicate?

It is very likely that Huanansaurus communicated through vocal and visual signals.

How big was a Huanansaurus?

The exact size of the Huanansaurus is not known.

How fast could a Huanansaurus move?

The speed is not evaluated.

How much did a Huanansaurus weigh?

We do not really know how much Huanansaurus weighed.

What were the male and female names of the species?

There aren't any male and female names for this genus.

What would you call a baby Huanansaurus?

A baby Huanansaurus would be called a juvenile or a hatchling.

What did they eat?

These creatures were probably herbivores or omnivores.

How aggressive were they?

It is not known how aggressive or intelligent they were.

Did You Know...

The fossils of the Huanansaurus were discovered while constructing the Ganzhou Railway Station in southern China.

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