A large Compsognathid from the early cretaceous Yixian formation of China

@article{Hwang2004ALC,
  title={A large Compsognathid from the early cretaceous Yixian formation of China},
  author={Sunny H. Hwang and M. Norell and Ji Qiang and Gao Keqin},
  journal={Journal of Systematic Palaeontology},
  year={2004},
  volume={2},
  pages={13 - 30}
}
  • Sunny H. Hwang, M. Norell, +1 author Gao Keqin
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Journal of Systematic Palaeontology
  • 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… CONTINUE READING

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