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Huaxiagnathus orientalis Hwang et al. 2004 (compsognathid)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Compsognathidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 68221

Full reference: S. Hwang, M. A. Norell, Q. Ji and K. Gao. 2004. A large compsognathid from the Early Cretaceous Yixian Formation of China. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 2(1):13-30

Belongs to Huaxiagnathus according to L. Xing et al. 2012

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: CAGS-IG02-301, a skeleton. Its type locality is Dabangou village, Sihetun, which is in a Barremian/Aptian terrestrial claystone in the Yixian Formation of China.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 163.0, humerus length 90.0, radius length 51.0, skull length 165.0, tibia length 183.0, ulna length 55.0

Estimated body mass: 12.1 kg based on femur length