Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 70 Ma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Family: Oviraptoridae
Genus: Shixinggia
Lu & Zhang, 2005
S. oblita
Binomial name
Shixinggia oblita
Lu & Zhang, 2005

Shixinggia is a genus of oviraptorosaurian dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous period of Shixing County, Guangdong, China. While no skull was recovered, the specimen (BVP-112) is known from a fair amount of post-cranial material that shows it was a fairly derived oviraptorosaur (slightly more advanced than Nomingia), of superfamily Caenagnathoidea. Lü et al. (2003, 2005) describe it as an oviraptorid, but it could possibly be a caenagnathid [1]. Along with the more advanced Heyuannia, Shixinggia is one of the few oviraptorosaurs known from China.

See also


  • Lu, J., Zhang, B.-K. and Li (2003). "A new oviraptorid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Shixing, Nanxiong Basin of Guangdong Province, Southern China." Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 23(3), 73A.
  • Lu, J. (2004). Oviraptorid dinosaurs from southern China. Southrern Methodist University. unpublished PhD dissertation.
  • Lu, J. (2005). Oviraptorid dinosaurs from Southern China. Geological Publishing House, Beijing. ISBN 7-116-04368-3. 200 pages + 8 plates.
  • Lu, J. and Zhang, B.-K. (2005). "A new oviraptorid (Theropoda: Oviraptorosauria) from the Upper Cretaceous of the Nanxiong Basin, Guangdong Province of southern China." Acta Palaeontologica Sinica 44(3): 412-422.

External links

  • Luis Rey and the new oviraptorosaur panoply at Tetrapod Zoology