Name: Nankangia ‭(‬named after Nankang County‭)‬.
Phonetic: Nan-kang-e-ah.
Named By: J.‭ ‬Lu,‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Yi,‭ ‬H.‭ ‬Zhong‭ & ‬X.‭ ‬Wei‭ ‬-‭ ‬2013.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Oviraptoridae.
Species: N.‭ ‬jiangxiensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Uncertain/Omnivore‭?
Size: Roughly up to about‭ ‬2.4‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: China,‭ ‬Jiangxi Province‭ ‬-‭ ‬Nanxiong Formation.
Time period: Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial skeleton and lower jaw.

       Nankangia is a genus of oviraptorid dinosaur that lived in China during the late Cretaceous.‭ ‬Although only known from partial remains,‭ ‬Nankangia has been speculated to have been more inclined to eating plants because the jaw symphysis is not downturned.‭ ‬However the exact diet for Nankangia,‭ ‬like with many other oviraptorid genera is not known with certainty.
       Nankangia is one of many oviraptorid dinosaurs that are known from the Nanxiong Formation,‭ ‬with other genera including Jiangxisaurus,‭ ‬Banji,‭ ‬Ganzhousaurus,‭ ‬and Huanansaurus.‭ ‬One of the more dangerous dinosaurs in the same ecosystem as Nankangia is the tyrannosaur Qianzhousaurus.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new oviraptorosaur‭ (‬Dinosauria:‭ ‬Oviraptorosauria‭) ‬from the Late Cretaceous of Southern China and its palaeoecological implications.‭ ‬-‭ ‬PLoS One‭ ‬8‭(‬11‭)‬:e80557.‭ ‬-‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Lu,‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Yi,‭ ‬H.‭ ‬Zhong‭ & ‬X.‭ ‬Wei‭ ‬-‭ ‬2013.


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