Shanxia

Name: Shanxia ‭(‬named after Shanxi Province‭)‬.
Phonetic: Shan-ze-ah.
Named By: P.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Barrett,‭ ‬H.‭ ‬You,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Upchurch‭ & ‬A.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Burton‭ ‬-‭ ‬1998.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Ornithischia,‭ ‬Thyreophora,‭ ‬Ankylosauridae,‭ ‬Ankylosaurinae.
Species: S.‭ ‬tianzhenensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Comparison to other ankylosaurs suggest a size of about‭ ‬3.6‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: China,‭ ‬Shanxi Province‭ ‬-‭ ‬Huiquanpu Formation.
Time period: Late Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and post cranial skeleton remains.

       Shanxia is a genus of ankylosaur that lived in China during the Late Cretaceous.‭ ‬However not much fossil material is available and there is speculation that Shanxia may actually just be further remains of the genus Tianzhenosaurus.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new ankylosaurian dinosaur‭ (‬Ornithischia:‭ ‬Ankylosauria‭) ‬from the Upper Cretaceous of Shanxi Province,‭ ‬People's Republic of China.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology‭ ‬18‭(‬2‭)‬:376-384.‭ ‬-‭ ‬P.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Barrett,‭ ‬H.‭ ‬You,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Upchurch‭ & ‬A.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Burton‭ ‬-‭ ‬1998.



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