Name: Xunmenglong ‭(‬swift dragon‭)‬.
Phonetic: Zun-meng-long.
Named By: Lida Xing,‭ ‬Tetsuto Miyashita,‭ ‬Donghao Wang,‭ ‬Kechung Niu‭ & ‬Philip J.‭ ‬Currie‭ ‬-‭ ‬2019.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Compsognathidae.
Species: X.‭ ‬yingliangis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore/Insectivore.
Size: Roughly estimated at about‭ ‬50‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: China,‭ ‬Hubei province‭ ‬-‭ ‬Huajiying Formation.
Time period: Early Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.

       Xunmenglong is a genus of compsognathid dinosaur that lived in China during the early Cretaceous.‭ ‬Xunmenglong seems‭ ‬to‭ ‬have been a very small dinosaur,‭ ‬small even for a compsognathid.‭ ‬As such,‭ ‬Xunmenglong was probably a small predator,‭ ‬feeding upon insects and very small vertebrates.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new compsognathid theropod dinosaur from the oldest assemblage of the Jehol Biota in the Lower Cretaceous Huajiying Formation,‭ ‬northeastern China.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Cretaceous Research.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Lida Xing,‭ ‬Tetsuto Miyashita,‭ ‬Donghao Wang,‭ ‬Kechung Niu‭ & ‬Philip J.‭ ‬Currie‭ ‬-‭ ‬2019.


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