(named after Shanxi Province).
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).
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.
- 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.