A large Compsognathid from the early cretaceous Yixian formation of China

  title={A large Compsognathid from the early cretaceous Yixian formation of China},
  author={Sunny H. Hwang and Mark A. Norell and Ji Qiang and Gao Ke-Qin},
  journal={Journal of Systematic Palaeontology},
  pages={13 - 30}
Synopsis A new, large compsognathid theropod, Huaxiagnathus orientalis gen. et sp. nov., from the Early Cretaceous Yixian Formation deposits of Liaoning Province, People's Republic of China is described. The holotype specimen is nearly complete, lacking only the distal portion of the tail. It is the second largest theropod taxon discovered from Jehol Group sediments. Like all compsognathids, Huaxiagnathus has short forelimbs and a relatively unspecialised coelurosaur body plan. Previously… 

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