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HEXING

an omnivorous ornithomimosaurian theropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of China.
Pronunciation: huh-sheeng
Meaning: Crane-like
Author/s: Jin, Chen and Godefroit (2012)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: Liaoning, China
Chart Position: 662

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(Crane-like with thin wings)Etymology
Hexing, in Mandarin, means "like a crane" (the bird not the machine).
The species epithet, qingyi, means "with thin wings", also in Mandarin.
Discovery
The remains of Hexing were discovered at the Xiaobeigou locality in the lowest Yixian Formation, Lujiatun, Shangyuan, Beipiao City, Western Liaoning Province, China by a local farmer who actually began to prepare the fossils himself! Bruised and battered, the remains were carted back to the Geological Museum of the Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin Province, where they are now housed, and painstakingly restored. Hexing is the second dinosaur from this area, behind Shenzhousaurus orientalis (Ji et al, 2003). The holotype (JLUM-JZ07b1) is an incomplete adult specimen: a partial skull, a portion of the neck, and limb bones, including a 135mm long femur which showed that Hexing is much smaller than other ornithomimosaurs.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Early Cretaceous
Stage: Velanginian-Barremian
Age range: 125-112 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: ?
Est. max. hip height: ?
Est. max. weight: ?
Diet: Omnivore
References
• Jin Liyong, Chen Jun and Pascal Godefroit (2012) "A New Basal Ornithomimosaur (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Early Cretaceous Yixian Formation, Northeast China" in Godefroit "Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems".
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Atkinson, L. "HEXING :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
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