Name: Caenagnathasia ‭(‬recent jaw from Asia‭)‬.
Phonetic: Say-nah-nay-fay-se-ah.
Named By: P.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Currie,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Godfrey‭ & ‬L.‭ ‬Nessov‭ ‬-‭ ‬1994.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Oviraptorosauria,‭ ‬Caenagnathoidea,‭ ‬Caenagnathidae.
Species: C.‭ ‬martinsoni‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Omnivore‭?
Size: Uncertain due to lack of fossil remains,‭ ‬but roughly estimated to be about‭ ‬60‭ ‬centimetres long..
Known locations: China. Uzbekistan‭ ‬-‭ ‬Bissekty Formation.
Time period: Turonian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Initially only from partial jaw material,‭ ‬vertebrae and a femur have now also been attributed to the genus.

       For a long time Caenagnathasia has been known from only jaw material,‭ ‬and even with the subsequent discovery of an upper leg bone and vertebrae,‭ ‬not much is known about this dinosaur.‭ ‬Two facts can however be established about Caenagnathasia.‭ ‬First,‭ ‬Caenagnathasia is one of if not the smallest oviraptosaur currently known.‭ ‬Second,‭ ‬Caenagnathasia is also one of earliest oviraptosaurs to appear in the fossils record.

Further reading
-‭ ‬New caenagnathid‭ (‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Theropoda‭) ‬specimens from the Upper Cretaceous of North America and Asia.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences‭ ‬30‭(‬10-11‭)‬:2255-2272.‭ ‬-‭ ‬P.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Currie,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Godfrey‭ & ‬L.‭ ‬Nessov‭ ‬-‭ ‬1994.


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