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Two feathered dinosaurs from northeastern China
Two theropods from the Upper Jurassic/Lower Cretaceous Chaomidianzi Formation of Liaoning province, China are described, which represent stages in the evolution of birds from feathered, ground-living, bipedal dinosaurs.
Juvenile Birds from the Early Cretaceous of China: Implications for Enantiornithine Ontogeny
The skeletal morphology of three nearly complete early juvenile avians from the renowned Early Cretaceous Yixian Formation of Liaoning Province in northeastern China are reported on, suggesting that fledging occurred very early in ontogeny, thus supporting a precocial or highly precocial strategy for enantiornithine hatchlings.
A Chinese triconodont mammal and mosaic evolution of the mammalian skeleton
The derived pectoral girdle of this new triconodont indicates that homoplasies are as common in the postcranial skeleton as they are in the skull and dentition in the evolution of Mesozoic mammals.
EXCEPTIONAL FOSSIL MATERIAL OF A SEMI-AQUATIC REPTILE FROM CHINA: THE RESOLUTION OF AN ENIGMA
The newly recovered Monjurosuchus specimens from western Liaoning show unique integumentary structures of this aquatic reptile for the first time, providing important new information on the soft anatomy and lifestyle of choristoderes.
First avialian bird from China(Jinfengopteryx elegans gen. et sp. nov.)
Jinfengopteryx Compared to Archaeopteryx, with Comments on the Mosaic Evolution of Long‐tailed Avialan Birds
The mixed primitive and advanced characters reveal the evident mosaic evolution among long‐tailed avialan birds.
Discovery of a New Pterosaur in Western Liaoning, China
The pterosaur from the Yixian Formation in Beipiao, Liaoning Province, is characterized by the medium–sized individual, short tail, presence of the gastralia, strong forelimbs, radius and ulna longer…
Webbed foot of an Early Cretaceous ornithurine bird Gansus from China
Gansus yumenensis is the first Mesozoic bird found in China. It was collected from the Xiagou Formation in northwestern Gansu, which is considered to be equivalent to the Early Cretaceous strata…
A brief review of studies on palaeogeography of Middle Paleozoic vertebrates in China
A new late Mesozoic confuciusornithid bird from China