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A Feathered Dinosaur Tail with Primitive Plumage Trapped in Mid-Cretaceous Amber
In the two decades since the discovery of feathered dinosaurs [1-3], the range of plumage known from non-avialan theropods has expanded significantly, confirming several features predicted byExpand
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The Tail of Tyrannosaurus: Reassessing the Size and Locomotive Importance of the M. caudofemoralis in Non‐Avian Theropods
Unlike extant birds and mammals, most non‐avian theropods had large muscular tails, with muscle arrangements similar to those of modern reptiles. Examination of ornithomimid and tyrannosaurid tailsExpand
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Oviraptorosaur Tail Forms and Functions
Oviraptorosaur caudal osteology is unique among theropods and is characterized by posteriorly persistent and exceptionally wide transverse processes, anteroposteriorly short centra, and a high degreeExpand
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A diverse saurischian (theropod–sauropod) dominated footprint assemblage from the Lower Cretaceous Jiaguan Formation in the Sichuan Basin, southwestern China: A new ornithischian ichnotaxon,
Abstract A sample of fallen blocks of fluvial sandstone from the Lower Cretaceous Jiaguan Formation of Sichuan Province yielded an assemblage of dinosaur and pterosaur tracks preserved as naturalExpand
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PISCIVORY IN THE FEATHERED DINOSAUR MICRORAPTOR
The largest specimen of the four‐winged dromaeosaurid dinosaur Microraptor gui includes preserved gut contents. Previous reports of gut contents and considerations of functional morphology haveExpand
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A new early cretaceous dinosaur track assemblage and the first definite non-avian theropod swim trackway from China
The trackway of a swimming theropod (ichnogenus Characichnos) is reported from the Lower Cretaceous Feitianshan Formation of Sichuan, China. These swim tracks help confirm that non-avian theropodsExpand
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An unusual sauropod turning trackway from the Early Cretaceous of Shandong Province, China
An unusual turning and a regular, straight sauropod trackway both left by small trackmakers, as well as additional isolated medium-sized to large sauropod tracks are described from the EarlyExpand
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Saurischian track assemblages from the Lower Cretaceous Shenhuangshan Formation in the Yuanma Basin, Southern China
Cretaceous dinosaur tracks from Hunan Province are historically significant as the basis for three ichnotaxa: Xiangxipus chenxiensis, Xiangxipus youngi, and Hunanpus jiuquwanensis all representingExpand
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Bristles before down: A new perspective on the functional origin of feathers
Over the course of the last two decades, the understanding of the early evolution of feathers in nonavian dinosaurs has been revolutionized. It is now recognized that early feathers had a simple formExpand
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Dinosaur Speed Demon: The Caudal Musculature of Carnotaurus sastrei and Implications for the Evolution of South American Abelisaurids
In the South American abelisaurids Carnotaurus sastrei, Aucasaurus garridoi, and, to a lesser extent Skorpiovenator bustingorryi, the anterior caudal ribs project at a high dorsolateral inclinationExpand
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