Name: Luoyanggia ‭(‬after the Luoyang prefecture‭)‬.
Phonetic: Loo-o-yang-e-ah.
Named By: J.‭ ‬Lu,‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Xu,‭ ‬X.‭ ‬Jiang,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Jia,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Li,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Yuan,‭ ‬X.‭ ‬Zhang‭ & ‬Q.‭ ‬Ji‭ ‬-‭ ‬2009.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Oviraptorosauria,‭ ‬Oviraptoridae.
Species: L.‭ ‬liudianensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Uncertain.
Size: Uncertain due to lack of remains.
Known locations: China,‭ ‬Henan Province‭ ‬-‭ ‬Mangchuan Formation.
Time period: Cenomanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Mandible and partial post cranial remains of the pelvis and some metatarsals.

       Yet another oviraptosaur from the late Cretaceous of Asia,‭ ‬the partial remains of Luoyanggia make it hard to establish an accurate size for the genus,‭ ‬though it is noted to be towards the smaller end of the oviraptosaur size spectrum.‭ ‬Luoyanggia is usually placed within the Oviraptoridae,‭ ‬the same assignment as the original describers.‭ ‬However at least one palaeontologist‭ (‬Andrea Cau‭) ‬has suggested that Luoyanggia is more primitive in form to the other members of the Oviraptoridae,‭ ‬and should instead be placed only as far as the Oviraptorosauria.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A preliminary report on the new dinosaurian fauna from the Cretaceous of the Ruyang Basin,‭ ‬Henan Province of central China,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Lu,‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Xu,‭ ‬X.‭ ‬Jiang,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Jia,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Li,‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Yuan,‭ ‬X.‭ ‬Zhang‭ & ‬Q.‭ ‬Ji‭ ‬-‭ ‬2009.


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