Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Homalocephale

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1067
Homalocephale is also known as the ‘Manchu Dragon’. It is a large Hadrosaurus that was 8 m long and 4 m high with a flat triangular palatine bone. It was an advanced type of ornithopod dinosaur. It was herbivorous and lived along the shallow margins of lakes in the Late Cretaceous. This fossil was excavated in 1902 in Jiayin County, Heilongjiang Province, and was the first dinosaur fossil found by Russians in China. At the time of its discovery, it was called ‘China’s Number One Dragon” (Fig. 13).
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