Fun Chuandongocoelurus Facts For Kids

Moumita Dutta
Oct 20, 2022 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Mar 24, 2022
Edited by Luca Demetriou
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The Chuandongocoelurus is a theropod dinosaur that lived on Earth during the Jurassic period. They are believed to be former residents of China. They belong to the clades Saurischia, and Theropoda. The naming of this species dates back to 1984 when He Xinlu, a Chinese paleontologist, gave the dinosaur this name drawing reference from a couple of partial skeletons.

Chuandongocoelurus Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Chuandongocoelurus'?

It is pronounced as 'Chwahn-dong-o-si-lure-us'.

What type of dinosaur was a Chuandongocoelurus?

The Chuandongocoelurus was a carnivore belonging to the clade of theropods.

In which geological period did the Chuandongocoelurus roam the Earth?

These dinosaurs were said to belong to the Jurassic period.

When did the Chuandongocoelurus become Extinct?

It is not known when exactly these dinosaurs became Extinct.

Where did Chuandongocoelurus live?

This carnivore lived in China.

What was the Chuandongocoelurus' habitat?

These animals lived in a habitat filled with forests. They lived in warm temperatures. The habitat of this species was devoid of any ice caps.

Who did the Chuandongocoelurus live with?

It is not known whether the Chuandongocoelurus was a social animal or not.

How long did a Chuandongocoelurus live?

The exact lifespan of this individual is not evaluated yet.

How did they reproduce?

These animals were oviparous.

Chuandongocoelurus Fun Facts

What did the Chuandongocoelurus look like?

All information regarding the physical appearance of the Chuandongocoelurus is derived from its specimen consisting of the partial skeleton which is comprised of pelvic bones, hindlimb elements, and vertebrae among other parts. He Xinlu, the Chinese paleontologist, first described the specimen of this animal.

Based on the vertebrae, hindlimb elements, and pelvic bones of the partial skeleton, similarities in appearance were found with the Elaphrosaurus which was a ceratosaur. It is not known how colorful they were.

Only one specimen of the Chuandongocoelurus has been found to date.

 

How many bones did a Chuandongocoelurus have?

In general, dinosaurs had about 200 bones in their body.

How did they communicate?

All dinosaurs mostly communicated through sounds and gestures.

How big was the Chuandongocoelurus?

The Chuandongocoelurus measured about 8 in (20 cm) in length. It was much smaller compared to the length of a T-rex.

How fast could a Chuandongocoelurus move?

The speed of a Chuandongocoelurus is not known.

How much did a Chuandongocoelurus weigh?

The weight of an average individual of this genus is still unknown.

What were the male and female names of the species?

There are no separate names for males and females of this species.

What would you call a baby Chuandongocoelurus?

A baby dinosaur is called a hatchling or nestling.

How aggressive were they?

This individual was a carnivore. So it can be assumed that they were aggressive to a certain extent.

Did You Know…

  • There is not much information available about the social behavior of these animals. Hence, it is known if they showed traits of being greedy or territorial.
  • Since the Chuandongocoelurus was a carnivore, there existed a good chance that they would bite other animals, especially smaller ones, to prey on them.

 

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**We've been unable to source an image of Chuandongocoelurus and have used an image of Aucasaurus instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Chuandongocoelurus, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at hello@kidadl.com.

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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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