Ingenia ("from Ingen"); pronounced IN-jeh-NEE-ah
Woodlands of Central Asia
Late Cretaceous (70 million years ago)
Size and Weight:
About 5 feet long and 50 pounds
Small size; short arms with long fingers
Ingenia wasn't any more ingenious than other dinosaurs of its time and place; its name comes from the Ingen region of central Asia, where it was discovered in the mid-1970's. Very few fossils of this small, feathered dinosaur have been found, but (from the location of nearby nesting grounds) we know that Ingenia hatched clutches of two dozen eggs at a time. Its nearest relative was another dinosaur that kept in close contact with its young, Oviraptor.