Fun Shanxia Facts For Kids

Moumita Dutta
Jan 31, 2024 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Feb 26, 2022
Edited by Luca Demetriou
Fact-checked by Pradhanya Rao
Shanxia facts are interesting for students in education who like science and geography.
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Age: 3-18
Read time: 2.5 Min

Shanxia is described as a herbivorous dinosaur whose fossils were uncovered from the Shanxi Province of China. This particular dinosaur existed in this world during the Late Cretaceous period. The reason behind its unique name is that the fossils of these dinosaurs were uncovered from the Shanxi Province of China.

Shanxia Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Shanxia'?

The correct way of pronouncing the word Shanxia is by breaking it into 'Shan-ze-ah'.

What type of dinosaur was a Shanxia?

This particular species belongs to the group of ankylosaurid dinosaurs.

In which geological period did the Shanxia roam the Earth?

Shanxia inhabited the world during the Late Cretaceous period.

When did the Shanxia become Extinct?

It is not yet specified when the population of this particular dinosaur became extinct.

Where did Shanxia live?

Based on the historical evidence, researchers claim that Shanxia lived in the Shanxi Province of China.

What was Shanxia's habitat?

Shanxia lived in the terrestrial habitat region of Asia.

Who did the Shanxia live with?

Shanxia must have lived with other ankylosaurid dinosaurs.

How long did a Shanxia live?

The life span of this particular genus of dinosaurs is not yet known.

How did they reproduce?

Like all other dinosaurs, Shanxia too reproduced by laying eggs.

Shanxia Fun Facts

What did the Shanxia look like

Based on the fossils that have been uncovered from the location of Shanxi Province, China, they were described to be 12 ft (3.6 m) in length. There are no mentions of whether or not these animals possessed neck frills. It is also not known how they defended themselves.

Shanxia was named after the Shanxi Province, from where their fossils were discovered.
We've been unable to source an image of Shanxia and have used an image of Aletopelta instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Shanxia, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at hello@kidadl.com.

How many bones did a Shanxia have?

Only a few fossils of this particular ankylosaurid dinosaur have been uncovered from the location of Shanxi province. Therefore, the exact number of bones has not yet been determined.

How did they communicate?

Not much information is available regarding the communication process of this ankylosaurid dinosaur.

How big was the Shanxia?

The length of Shanxia is estimated to be 12 ft (3.6 m). This dinosaur is almost similar in length to Tianzhenosaurus.

How fast could a Shanxia move?

Very little to no information is actually available about the movement speed of Shanxia.

How much did a Shanxia weigh?

The weight of Shanxia is still unknown.

What were the male and female names of the species?

There are no sex-specific names for this species.

What would you call a baby Shanxia?

A baby dinosaur is called a hatchling or a juvenile.

How aggressive were they?

Shanxia is described as a herbivore dinosaur. Therefore, it can be safely assumed that they were rather less aggressive in nature than other dinosaurs that are carnivores.

Did You Know…

There have been a lot of speculations about the taxonomic status of Shanxia.

Since most of the fossils of this ankylosaurid dinosaur were uncovered from Shanxi Province of China (capital: Beijing), this particular genus was named 'Shanxia'.

The Chinese province of Shanxi is located in the northern part China and is famous for the Yellow River that flows through it.

The term Shanxi roughly translates to 'west of the mountain'.

*We've been unable to source an image of Shanxia and have used an image of Muttaburrasaurus instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Shanxia, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at hello@kidadl.com.

Shanxia Facts

What Did They Prey On?

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what Type of Animal were they?

Herbivore

Average Litter Size?

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What Did They Look Like?

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How Much Did They Weigh?

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Skin Type

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How Long Were They?

12 ft (3.6 m)

How Tall Were They?

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Kingdom

Animalia

Class

Dinosauria

Genus

Shanxia

Family

Ankylosauridae

Scientific Name

Shanxia tianzhenensis

What Were Their Main Threats?

Carnivores

What Habitat Did They Live In?

Terrestrial

Where Did They Live?

Shanxi
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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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.

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