Shixinggia

Name: Shixinggia ‭(‬from Shixing‭)‬.
Phonetic: Shi-zing-e-ah.
Named By: J.-C.‭ ‬Lü‭ & ‬B.-K.‭ ‬Zhang‭ ‬-‭ ‬2005.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Oviraptorosauria,‭ ‬Oviraptoridae.
Species: S.‭ ‬oblita‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Uncertain/Omnivore‭?
Size: Roughly estimated to be about‭ ‬1.5‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: China‭ ‬-‭ ‬Pingling Formation.
Time period: Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial remains.

       Though only known from partial remains,‭ ‬Shixinggia seems to have been a fairly advanced oviraptorid.‭ ‬Asian oviraptosaurs seem to have been most common in Mongolia,‭ ‬but Shixinggia represents one of the few known to have been living within what are now the borders of China.‭ ‬The first oviraptosaur known to have lived within China was Heyuannia.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new oviraptorid‭ (‬theropod:‭ ‬Oviraptorosauria‭) ‬from the Upper Cretaceous of the Nanxiong Basin,‭ ‬Guangdong province of southern China.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Acta Palaeontologica Sinica‭ ‬44‭(‬3‭)‬:412-422.‭ ‬-‭ ‬J.-C.‭ ‬Lü‭ & ‬B.-K.‭ ‬Zhang‭ ‬-‭ ‬2005.



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