Name: Qiupanykus ‭(‬Qiupa Formation claw‭)‬.
Phonetic: Kwe-pan-e-kus.
Named By: Chang,‭ ‬S.-H.‭ ‬Jia,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Zhang,‭ ‬D.-S.‭ ‬Gao,‭ ‬Y.-Y.‭ ‬Zhang,‭ ‬C.-J.‭ ‬Zhang‭ & ‬F.‭ ‬Ding‭ ‬-‭ ‬2018.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Alvarezsauridae,‭ ‬Parvicursorinae.
Species: Q.‭ ‬zhangi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Uncertain.
Size: Unknown.
Known locations: China,‭ ‬Henan‭ ‬-‭ ‬Qiupa Formation.
Time period:‭ ‬Late Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial skeleton.

       Qiupanykus is a genus of alvarezasurid dinosaur that lived in Asia towards‭ ‬the end of‭ ‬the Cretaceous.‭ ‬Eggs of oviraptorid dinosaurs found near the holotype skeleton of Qiupanykus have led the describers of the genus that maybe Qiupanykus,‭ ‬and perhaps other alvarezsaurs,‭ ‬used the stout claws on their forelimbs to punch holes in dinosaur eggs‭ ‬to eat the insides of them.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new alvarezsaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Qiupa Formation of Luanchuan,‭ ‬Henan Province,‭ ‬central China.‭ ‬-‭ ‬China Geology‭ ‬1:28-35.‭ ‬J.-C.‭ ‬Lu,‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Xu,‭ ‬H.-L.‭ ‬Chang,‭ ‬S.-H.‭ ‬Jia,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Zhang,‭ ‬D.-S.‭ ‬Gao,‭ ‬Y.-Y.‭ ‬Zhang,‭ ‬C.-J.‭ ‬Zhang‭ & ‬F.‭ ‬Ding‭ ‬-‭ ‬2018.


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