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Alxasaurus elesitaiensis

Alxasaurus elesitaiensis Saurischia: Theropoda: Therizinosauridae Early Cretaceous

Category:Complete
Taxonomy:Saurischia: Theropoda: Therizinosauridae
Age:Early Cretaceous
Locality:Alashan,Neimenggu
Completeness:100%
Length:3 meters
Width:0.6 meters
Height:1.3 meters
Weight:100 Kg

Description

This fossil was found in the Alxa Desert in an inner- Mongolian autonomy region in 1988 by the China- Canada joint excavation team. The bones of the entire body except the skull were discovered. Considering the beak and weak mandibular teeth, it appears that it was herbivorous. Since it had long front legs and a short tail and its dentine faced backward like a bird, it can be included in Therizinosauridae. However, the claws are too short and teeth are found even around the lower jaw. While most therizinosaurs cervical ribs were agglutinated to the cervical vertebral to support the long neck, the agglutination was not detected in alxasaurus. Therefore, this dinosaur is close to the predecessor of therizinosauridae. It has drawn great attention due to the Missing Links that connect pedigrees of other theropoda.


Casting materials

Polyester Resin


Prices

Mounted Alxasaurus skeleton
12000 EUR   (Convert)
Loan fee (€/month)
2000 EUR   (Convert)

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