|Beipiaognathus jii |
Hu, Wang & Huang, 2016
The paper reports a new genus and species of compsognathids: Beipiaognathus jii (gen. et sp. nov.). It possesses not only the diagnostic characters of Compsognathidae,such as the fan-shaped dorsal neural spines and robust phalanx Ⅰ-1,but also some unique characteristics different from other compsognathids,including the un-serrated conical-shaped teeth,relatively long ulna,robust and long phalanx Ⅱ-1,and relatively short tail. The discovery further reveals the great diversity of Compsognathidae and provides more information for understanding the anatomical characters of compsognathids.
Key Words: Coelurosauria, Compsognathid, Early Cretaceous, Yixian Formation, Western Liaoning
Yuanchao Hu, Xuri Wang and Jiandong Huang. 2016. A New Species of Compsognathid from the Early Cretaceous Yixian Formation of western Liaoning, China.Journal of Geology. 40(2); DOI: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-3636.2016.02.191