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Ingenia (Sergio Perez)

Name:

Ingenia ("from Ingen"); pronounced IN-jeh-NEE-ah

Habitat:

Woodlands of Central Asia

Historical Period:

Late Cretaceous (70 million years ago)

Size and Weight:

About 5 feet long and 50 pounds

Diet:

Probably omnivorous

Distinguishing Characteristics:

Small size; short arms with long fingers

About Ingenia:

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 discovered, 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.
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