Named By: J.-C. Lü & B.-K. Zhang - 2005.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Oviraptorosauria, Oviraptoridae.
Species: S. oblita (type).
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.
- 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.