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A Life Table for Psittacosaurus lujiatunensis: Initial Insights Into Ornithischian Dinosaur Population Biology
- G. Erickson, P. Makovicky, B. Inouye, Chang-Fu Zhou, K. Gao
- Environmental Science, GeographyAnatomical record
- 1 September 2009
The static life table analysis revealed the same general pattern of survivorship as tyrannosaurs including increased attrition before the attainment of full adult size, suggesting that most nonavian dinosaurs may have had a similar life history strategy.
A Jurassic mammaliaform and the earliest mammalian evolutionary adaptations
- Chang-Fu Zhou, Shaoyuan Wu, T. Martin, Zhe‐Xi Luo
- Environmental Science, GeographyNature
- 7 August 2013
A new fossil from the Middle Jurassic that has a mandibular middle ear, a gradational transition of thoracolumbar vertebrae and primitive ankle features, but highly derived molars with a high crown and multiple roots that are partially fused is described.
A new species of Psittacosaurus (Dinosauria: Ceratopsia) from the Early Cretaceous Yixian Formation, Liaoning, China
A new xinjiangchelyid turtle from the Middle Jurassic of Xinjiang, China and the evolution of the basipterygoid process in Mesozoic turtles
The homology of basipterygoid processes is confidently demonstrated based on a comprehensive review of the basicranial anatomy of Mesozoic turtles and a new nomenclatural system is introduced for the carotid canal system of turtles.
Endocranial morphology of psittacosaurs (Dinosauria: Ceratopsia) based on CT scans of new fossils from the Lower Cretaceous, China
Melanosome evolution indicates a key physiological shift within feathered dinosaurs
Inference of colour patterning in extinct dinosaurs has been based on the relationship between the morphology of melanin-containing organelles (melanosomes) and colour in extant bird feathers. When…
New material of Chaoyangopterus (Pterosauria: Pterodactyloidea) from the Early Cretaceous Jiufotang Formation of western Liaoning, China
- Chang-Fu Zhou
- 1 September 2010
The fossil shows that Chaoyangopterus possessed moderately elongate mid-cervical vertebrae with low, blade-like neural spines and lacked lateral pneumatic foramina, which provides a new scope for reviewing the evolution of the family Azhdarchidae.
A new eucryptodiran turtle from the Early Cretaceous Jiufotang Formation of western Liaoning, China
- Chang-Fu Zhou
- 15 November 2010
A new eucryptodiran turtle from the Jiufotang Formation of Lamadong, Jianchang County, represents the third turtle taxon, Liaochelys jianchangensis gen. et sp. nov., from the Jehol Biota of western…
Earliest filter-feeding pterosaur from the Jurassic of China and ecological evolution of Pterodactyloidea
- Chang-Fu Zhou, K. Gao, Hong-yu Yi, Jinzhuang Xue, Quanguo Li, R. C. Fox
- Environmental Science, GeographyRoyal Society Open Science
- 1 February 2017
This research shows that the rise of ctenochasmatid pterosaurs was followed by the burst of eco-morphological divergence of other pterodactyloid clades, which involved a wide range of feeding adaptations that considerably altered the terrestrial ecosystems of the Cretaceous world.
A second specimen of Manchurochelys manchoukuoensis Endo & Shikama, 1942 (Testudines: Eucryptodira) from the Early Cretaceous Yixian Formation of western Liaoning, China
- Chang-Fu Zhou
- 13 July 2010
A new turtle skeleton from the Yixian Formation of western Liaoning Province is identified as referable to M. manchoukuoensis on the basis of an elongate oval shell, long and narrow second to fourth vertebral scutes, and two suprapygals, of which the second is much larger than the first.