Xixiasaurus

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Xixiasaurus
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 83Ma
Xixiasaurus henanensis.jpg
Skull
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Superorder: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Family: Troodontidae
Genus: Xixiasaurus
Lü, et al., 2010
Species
  • X. henanensis Lü, et al., 2010 (type)
Restoration
Hand bones

Xixiasaurus is a genus of troodontid dinosaur described in 2010. The type species is X. henanensis. Fossils of Xixiasaurus were discovered in central China, in the Majiacun Formation of Henan, and are believed to have been from the Late Cretaceous (Coniacian-Campanian age, about 83 Ma ago). The fossils were described by a team of Chinese scientists composed of a group from the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences in Beijing and a second group from the Henan Geological Museum in Henan.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Junchang Lü, Li Xu, Yongqing Liu, Xingliao Zhang, Songhai Jia, and Qiang Ji (2010). "A new troodontid (Theropoda: Troodontidae) from the Late Cretaceous of central China, and the radiation of Asian troodontids.". Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 55 (3): 381–388. doi:10.4202/app.2009.0047.