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A basal ceratopsian with transitional features from the Late Jurassic of northwestern China
TLDR
Character distributions along the marginocephalian lineage reveal that, compared to the bipedal Pachycephalosauria, the dominantly quadrupedal ceratopsians lost many marginocesphalian features and evolved their own characters early in their evolution.
A Jurassic ceratosaur from China helps clarify avian digital homologies
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A new basal Ceratosaur from the Oxfordian stage of the Jurassic period of China is reported, representing the first known Asian ceratosaur and the only known beaked, herbivorous Jurassic theropod, and possesses a strongly reduced manual digit I, documenting a complex pattern of digital reduction within the Theropoda.
Oxygen isotopes of East Asian dinosaurs reveal exceptionally cold Early Cretaceous climates
  • R. Amiot, Xu Wang, Fusong Zhang
  • Geography, Environmental Science
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 10 March 2011
TLDR
The unique character of the Jehol Biota is thus not only the result of its evolutionary and biogeographical history but is also due to rather cold local climatic conditions linked to the paleolatitudinal position of northeastern China and global icehouse climates that prevailed during this part of the Early Cretaceous.
A new Middle Jurassic diplodocoid suggests an earlier dispersal and diversification of sauropod dinosaurs
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The discovery of the earliest diplodocoid, and the first from East Asia, to be reported, based on fossil material comprising multiple individuals and most parts of the skeleton of an early Middle Jurassic dicraeosaurid suggests that dispersal into East Asia occurred much earlier than expected.
Oxygen isotope evidence for semi-aquatic habits among spinosaurid theropods
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It is concluded that spinosaurs had semiaquatic lifestyles, i.e., they spent a large part of their daily time in water, like extant crocodilians or hippopotamuses, and sheds light on niche partitioning between large predatory dinosaurs.
A Megatheropod Tooth from the Early Cretaceous of Fusui, Guangxi, Southern China
A nearly complete right maxillary or left dentary tooth (NHMG 10858) from the Lower Cretaceous Xinlong Formation of the Napai Basin, Fusui County, Guangxi, southern China, is described. The tooth is
A New Carcharodontosauria (Theropoda) from the Early Cretaceous of Guangxi, Southern China
TLDR
Cladistic analysis supports the idea that this new large‐bodied theropod dinosaur Datanglong guangxiensis is a primitive member of the Carcharodontosauria in possessing two unambiguous synapomorphies: large external pneumatic foramina and internal spaces present in the lateral surface of ilium, and a peg‐and‐socket ischiac articulation with the ilium.
Jiangxichelys, a new nanhsiungchelyid turtle from the Late Cretaceous of Ganzhou, Jiangxi Province, China
Abstract A new taxon of nanhsiungchelyid turtle, Jiangxichelys ganzhouensis n. g. n. sp., is described on the basis of a complete shell from the latest Cretaceous of Ganzhou, Jiangxi Province, China.
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