(named after Nankang County).
Named By: J. Lu, L. Yi, H. Zhong & X. Wei - 2013.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Oviraptoridae.
Species: N. jiangxiensis (type).
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.
is a genus of oviraptorid
dinosaur that lived in China during the late
Cretaceous. Although only known from partial remains, Nankangia
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
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.
- 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.