Name: Mirischia ‭(‬wonderful ischia‭)‬.
Phonetic: Mih-riss-ke-ah.
Named By: D.‭ ‬Naish,‭ ‬D.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Martill‭ & ‬E.‭ ‬Frey‭ ‬-‭ ‬2004.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Tyrannoraptora,‭ ‬Compsognathidae.
Species: M.‭ ‬asymmetrica‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Roughly up to‭ ‬2‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Brazil‭ ‬-‭ ‬Santana Formation.
Time period: Albian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial remains of a sub‭ ‬adult individual.‭ ‬Soft tissue impressions have also been found.

       Mirischia is a genus of compsognathid dinosaur that lived in what is now Brazil during the early Cretaceous.‭ ‬Mirischia means‭ ‘‬wonderful ischia‭’‬,‭ ‬and this dinosaur acquired this name because the two ischia‭ (‬bones of the pelvis‭) ‬show an oval foramen‭ (‬opening‭) ‬in the left bone,‭ ‬and a notch in the same position on the right bone,‭ ‬making the ischia asymmetrical.‭ ‬Mirischia would have been a lightly built but fast and agile predator that was perfectly adapted for hunting smaller animals,‭ ‬be they lizards,‭ ‬primitive mammals,‭ ‬smaller dinosaurs or anything else they could catch.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Ecology,‭ ‬systematics,‭ ‬and biogeographic relationships of dinosaurs,‭ ‬including a new theropod,‭ ‬from the Santana Formation‭ (?‬Albian,‭ ‬Early Cretaceous‭) ‬of Brazil.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Historical Biology‭ ‬2004:1-14.‭ ‬-‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Naish,‭ ‬D.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Martill‭ & ‬E.‭ ‬Frey‭ ‬-‭ ‬2004.


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