Genus: Sinosauropteryx JI QIANG et. al., 1996

species: prima JI QIANG, et al., 1996

Holotype: National Geological Museum of China, GMV2123, and counterpart, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology NIGP 127586

Locality: Jianshangou-Sihetun area of Beipiao, Shangyuan, Beipiao, Liaoning Province, China.

Horizon: Yixian Formation (Jiufotang Formation), Jehol Group.


Age: Early Cretaceous.

Referred material:

NIGP 127587: Nearly complete skeleton, lacking only the distal end of tail.

Note: 2 eggs and a lower jaw of a lizard in it’s stomach area.