Changmiania

Name: Changmiania ‭(‬eternal sleep‭)‬.
Phonetic: Chang-my-an-e-ah.
Named By: Y.‭ ‬Yang,‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Wu,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Dieudonné‭ & ‬P.‭ ‬Godefroit‭ ‬-‭ ‬2020.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Ornithopoda.
Species: C.‭ ‬liaoningensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: At least‭ ‬117‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: China‭ ‬-‭ ‬Yixian Formation.
Time period: Early Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Almost complete skeletons of at least two individuals.




       Changmiania is a genus of small ornithopod dinosaur that lived in Asia during the early Cretaceous.‭ ‬The genus was described in‭ ‬2020‭ ‬upon the description of two individuals whose level of preservation can only be described as exceptional.‭ ‬The describers speculated that these individuals may have been buried alive in their own burrows,‭ ‬and because this would have protected them from the ravages of erosion and scavengers pulling the bodies apart,‭ ‬these two dinosaurs not only still had their skeletons articulated but also three dimensionally preserved.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new basal ornithopod dinosaur from the Lower Cretaceous of China.‭ ‬-‭ ‬PeerJ.‭ ‬8:‭ ‬e9832.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Y.‭ ‬Yang,‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Wu,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Dieudonné‭ & ‬P.‭ ‬Godefroit‭ ‬-‭ ‬2020.



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