Mei was a carnivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited Asia. Its fossils have been found in places such as Liaoning (China).

Quick facts about Mei:

  • Existed from 139.8 million years ago to Aptian Age
  • Lived in a volcano
  • Was a omnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 2 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

All the Mei illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Mei was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • C. -L. Gao and E. M. Morschauser. 2012. A second soundly sleeping dragon: new anatomical details of the Chinese troodontid Mei long with implications for phylogeny and taphonomy. PLoS ONE 7(9):e45203:1-17
  • X. Xu and X.-L. Wang. 2000. A primitive ornithopod from the Early Cretaceous Yixian Formation of Liaoning. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 38(4):318-325