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Fossil remains that were discovered in Mongolia belonged to the Rinchenia. These small Theropods lived in a terrestrial habitat and were omnivorous in nature. Fossil reconstructions have revealed that they balanced a highly developed skull incorporating many bones on a rather fragile skeletal system.

Fun Rinchenia Facts For Kids

What did they prey on?

Fish, eggs, lizards

What did they eat?


Average litter size?


How much did they weigh?


How long were they?

5-8 ft (1.5-2.5 m)

How tall were they?


What did they look like?

A small head, two forelimbs and hindlimbs, and a small tail

Skin Type


What were their main threats?

Natural disasters

Where were they found?

Terrestrial areas


Mongolia, China









Scientific Name

Rinchenia mongoliensis

How scary were they?


How loud were they?


How intelligent were they?


Rinchenia Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Rinchenia'?

The term 'Rinchenia' is pronounced as 'Rin-chen-ee-ah'.

What type of dinosaur was a Rinchenia?

This dinosaur was a small Theropod belonging to the family Oviraptoridae and the genus Rinchenia.

In which geological period did the Rinchenia roam the Earth?

This dinosaur species lived during the late Cretaceous period.

When did the Rinchenia become Extinct?

The exact time when this dinosaur species expired is unknown.

Where did the Rinchenia live?

Fossil remains of this creature were discovered in Mongolia, China.

What was the Rinchenia's habitat?

These dinosaurs probably inhabited forests and grasslands accompanied by minor water bodies.

Who did the Rinchenia live with?

It is unknown whether this dinosaur species went around in packs or was solitary in nature.

How long did a Rinchenia live?

The lifespan of this dinosaur is yet to be estimated.

How did they reproduce?

Being oviparous in nature, these dinosaurs reproduced by laying eggs.

Rinchenia Fun Facts

What did the Rinchenia look like?

A single fossil representation of this dinosaur suggests that its features resembled that of other oviraptorids. This specimen had a small but complete skull with distinct features. Fossils of this dinosaur comprised a complete skull and lower jaw, partial forelimbs and shoulder girdle, a partial vertebral column, partial hind limbs and pelvis, and a furcular. Many of its features are unknown due to a lack of sufficient evidence. It is also unknown if this was a rare species.

This dinosaur species was mostly carnivorous but could also possibly have been omnivorous in nature.
We've been unable to source an image of a Rinchenia and have used an image of a Fosterovenator churei instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of a Rinchenia, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at [email protected].

How many bones did a Rinchenia have?

The exact number of bones that this dinosaur had still remains unquantified.

How did they communicate?

Although the communication pattern of this dinosaur is yet to be uncovered, it can be assumed that it interacted through visual cues.

How big was the Rinchenia?

The average length of an adult Rinchenia was 5-8 ft (1.5-2.5 m). 

How fast could a Rinchenia move?

It can be assumed that like most other Theropods, these dinosaurs were fast creatures and agile in their movement.

How much did a Rinchenia weigh?

The weight of a Rinchenia is yet to be discovered.

What were male and female names of the species?

Male and female counterparts of this dinosaur can simply be referred to as male or female.

What would you call a baby Rinchenia?

Like all dinosaurs, Rinchenia's babies, who hatched out of eggs, can be referred to as hatchlings.

How aggressive were they?

These dinosaurs were aggressive and quite predatory considering their omnivorous diet. Hence, it can be assumed they had strong teeth. However, it is not known how deadly they were. 

Did you know…

This dinosaur was rendered its name by Rinchen Barsbold in 1997.

**We've been unable to source an image of a Rinchenia and have used an image of a Sinosaurus sinensis instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of a Rinchenia, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at [email protected].

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Written By
Moumita Dutta

<p>A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.</p>

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