binglingi discovered from the Early Cretaceous Hekou Group of Lanzhou Basin,
Gansu Province, China, is a new basal titanosauriform sauropod. This huge
herbivorous dinosaur with an enormous neck is unique in having neomorphic
structures in its femur, which implies a strongly outwardly walking style. Its
neck is about 12.5 meters long. Despite the huge neck, it's not ridiculously
tall due to the shoulder height, which is around 4.5 meters. The entire length
of the animal is about 26-28 meters, depending on the size of the tail.
"Yellow River titan", Huanghetitan is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from
the Early Cretaceous Hekou Group of Lanzhou Basin, Gansu Province, China. This
basal member of the Titanosauriformes is distinguished from all others by its
possession of extremely low sacral neural spines and transversely expanded
distal ends of the neural spines. Its discovery adds one more dinosaur to the
Lanzhou Basin vertebrate assemblage, and is also an important material to study
on the origin and early evolution of titanosaurians.
kangxii is a genus of brachiosaurid sauropods excavated from the Early
Cretaceous Xinminpu Group of the Yujingzi Basin, Jiuquan area, Gansu Province,
China. It is often taken as "giraffe" of the Mesozoic for its long neck and
forelimbs. Qiaowanlong is unique in possessing a couple of features, such
as bifurcated cervical neural spines and a much reduced ischiuma. The discovery
of Qiaowanlong indicates a diverse and abundant sauropod assemblage in
China during the Early Cretaceous.
the unique population in the world, is a kind of bovid found recently in the
Hezheng area, Gansu Province, China. Its skull structure, horn form and the
characters of its neck bore make it assumed that it is the early ancestor of the
ovibos, which now lives only in Alaska. Hezhengia's short and robust horn
core is also a very important character in Ovibovinae. Hezhengia is named after its
discovery site ─ Hezheng County, and is the most characteristic and
representative fossil in Hezheng area.
as "three-toed horse", Hipparion was one of the most successful
prehistoric horses of the Miocene epoch. It resembled the modern
horse, yet still had three vestigial outer toes, which did not touch the
ground. It is an evolutionary branch in the horse family rather than the horses'
direct ancestor. Hipparion originated in North America, then went through
Bering Strait to Eurasia, and finally spread rapidly in Africa. Decreasing from
the Pliocene, Hipparion became extinct in Africa approximately half a
million years ago.
you may have guessed from its name, the Platybelodon was a close relative
of prehistoric elephants. As implied by its name, the Platybelodon had
flat, shovel-shaped teeth on its lower jaw, which is believed to be used for
shoveling up the moist vegetation on flooded plains, lakebeds and riverbanks.
The Platybelodon lived during the Miocence epoch, about 15-4 million
years ago, and ranged over Africa, Europe, Asia and North America. Although it
thrived during its time, it did not survive past the Miocene.