A new Jurassic lizard from China

  title={A new Jurassic lizard from China},
  author={Liping Dong and Yuanqing Wang and Lijie Mou and Guoze Zhang and Susan E. Evans},
  pages={623 - 641}
ABSTRACT The Jurassic record of lizards in eastern Asia is poor by comparison with that of the Cretaceous. In China, to date, the only confirmed records from this period are an armoured lizard from Shishugou, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, of probable Oxfordian age, and two unnamed juvenile specimens from the slightly older, Callovian-Oxfordian, Daohugou locality of Nei Mongol. Here we describe the first lizard from the locality of Guancaishan, Jianping County, Liaoning Province. This… 

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  • K. GaoN. Shubin
  • Geography
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 2012
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