China Takes Over from America in Terms of Dinosaur Species Described
Up until 2007 the United States of America could claim to have had more dinosaur species named and described from fossils found within its borders than any other country in the world. However, the substantial vertebrate fossil finds from China, including a huge amount of dinosaur fossil material, means that from now on China can claim to have more dinosaurs (in terms of species named). From Liaoning and the likes of Gansu province a huge amount of dinosaur fossilised bones have been discovered and increasingly a greater proportion of the Dinosauria are being named by Chinese scientists and scholars.
Happy Chinese New Year to all those Chinese dinosaur experts and everybody else in China!