Journey to Cretaceous China in New Episode of China Untold Podcast

By That's, November 16, 2020

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The ninth episode of China Untold is now available to download or stream online.

For this week’s episode, let’s take a trip, a journey through time if you will, and turn the clocks back a whopping 66 million years to the time right before a massive asteroid slammed into Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and ended the reign of the dinosaurs.  

Our region of focus is modern-day Ganzhou, a prefecture-level city in southern Jiangxi province, near the boundaries with Fujian and Guangdong provinces. 

Among the diverse array of organisms that called the area home during the Late Cretaceous was a carnivorous beast that has changed the way researchers view the iconic Tyrannosaur family: Qianzhousaurus sinensis, more comically known as ‘Pinocchio rex.’

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Image via Wikimedia

For this episode of China Untold, host Matt Bossons introduces you to this unique dinosaur and the people studying it, and explains the creature’s unique nickname.

Download or stream the ninth episode of China Untold on SoundCloud (VPN needed) or at chinauntoldpodcast.com. The episode is also available on iTunes and other popular podcast directories.

For more information on China Untold, visit the podcast’s official website.


The China Untold podcast is a program that aims to introduce listeners to lesser-known stories from the Middle Kingdom. From urban legends and extinct religions to the PRC’s role in the global quest to discover extraterrestrial civilizations, this podcast is your essential guide to the weird, wonderful and mysterious aspects of the world’s most populous nation.

[Cover image courtesy of © Zhao Chuang from PNSO]

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