Name: Shishugounykus ‭(‬Shishugou claw‭)‬.
Phonetic: She-shu-gon-e-kus.
Named By: Z.‭ ‬Qin,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Clark,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Choiniere‭ & ‬X.‭ ‬Xu‭ ‬-‭ ‬2019.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Alvarezsauroidea.
Species: ‭ ‬S.‭ ‬inexpectus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Uncertain.
Size: Uncertain but holotype roughly estimated to have been about‭ ‬14‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: China,‭ ‬Kinjiang‭ ‬-‭ ‬Shishugou Formation.
Time period: Late‭ ‬Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial remains.

       Shishugounykus is a genus of small alvareszaurid dinosaur that lived in Asia during the Jurassic.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new alvarezsaurian theropod from the Upper Jurassic Shishugou Formation of western China.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Scientific Reports,‭ ‬9:‭ ‬11727.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Z.‭ ‬Qin,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Clark,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Choiniere‭ & ‬X.‭ ‬Xu‭ ‬-‭ ‬2019.


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