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).
Size: Roughly estimated at about 50 centimetres long.
Known locations: China, Hubei province - Huajiying Formation.
Time period: Early Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.
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
- 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.