Sunday, September 9, 2012

[Paleontology • 2007] Luanchuanraptor henanensis • A New dromaeosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Qiupa Formation of Luanchuan area, western Henan, China


Luanchuanraptor henanensis
Lü, Xu, Zhang, Ji, Jia, Hu, Zhang and Wu, 2007 


Luanchuanraptor (meaning "Luanchuan thief") 
A medium-sized dromaeosaurid, it is the first Asian dromaeosaurid described from outside the Gobi Desert or northeastern China. It is based on a partial skeleton from the Qiupa Formation (Late Cretaceous) in Luanchuan, Henan, China. 


Lü, J.-C.; Xu, L.; Zhang, X.-L.; Ji, Q.; Jia, S.-H.; Hu, W.-Y.; Zhang, J.-M.; and Wu, Y.-H. 2007. New dromaeosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Qiupa Formation of Luanchuan area, western Henan, China. Geological Bulletin of China. 26 (7): 777–786.


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