Xiongguanlong was a carnivore (meat-eater) that lived in
during the early
perhaps between about 125 and 100 million years ago.
It was an early (but much smaller) relative of
Xiongguanlong was about 13 feet (4 meters) long, and stood about 5 feet (1.5 meters)
tall at the hips. It skull alone was about 1½ feet (0.5 meters) long.
The animal weighed something in the region of 600 pounds (270 kilograms).
"Xiongguanlong" means "Grand Pass dragon" - "Grand Pass" is a reference to the city of Jiayuguan in China.
Xiongguanlong was a member of the Saurischia ("lizard-hipped") order of dinosaurs. What this means, is that although Xiongguanlong was not closely related to lizards, it did have similarly shaped pelvic bones.
Xiongguanlong was a Theropod - a member of a group of related bipedal dinosaurs that included the ancestors of birds (although Xiongguanlong was not itself an ancestor of birds).
Xiongguanlong lived between about 125 million years ago and 100 million years ago, during the Cretaceous period.
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