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Four-winged dinosaurs from China
Although the dinosaurian hypothesis of bird origins is widely accepted, debate remains about how the ancestor of birds first learned to fly. Here we provide new evidence suggesting that basalExpand
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The smallest known non-avian theropod dinosaur
Non-avian dinosaurs are mostly medium to large-sized animals, and to date all known mature specimens are larger than the most primitive bird, Archaeopteryx. Here we report on a new dromaeosauridExpand
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Pterosaur diversity and faunal turnover in Cretaceous terrestrial ecosystems in China
New specimens and an analysis of the Jehol pterosaur faunae of northeastern China show an unexpected diversity of flying reptile groups in terrestrial Cretaceous ecosystems. Here we report two newExpand
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A therizinosauroid dinosaur with integumentary structures from China
Therizinosauroidea (‘segnosaurs’) are little-known group of Asian dinosaurs with an unusual combination of features that, until recently, obscured their evolutionary relationships. SuggestedExpand
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Basal tyrannosauroids from China and evidence for protofeathers in tyrannosauroids
Tyrannosauroids are one of the last and the most successful large-bodied predatory dinosaur groups, but their early history remains poorly understood. Here we report a new basal tyrannosauroid fromExpand
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An unusual long-tailed pterosaur with elongated neck from western Liaoning of China.
A new long-tailed pterosaur, Wukongopterus lii gen. et sp. nov, is described based on an almost complete skeleton (IVPP V15113) representing an individual with an estimated wing span of 730 mm. TheExpand
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A bizarre Jurassic maniraptoran from China with elongate ribbon-like feathers
Recent coelurosaurian discoveries have greatly enriched our knowledge of the transition from dinosaurs to birds, but all reported taxa close to this transition are from relatively well knownExpand
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CRANIAL OSTEOLOGY OF LUFENGOSAURUS HUENEI YOUNG (DINOSAURIA: PROSAUROPODA) FROM THE LOWER JURASSIC OF YUNNAN, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Abstract The cranial osteology of many prosauropod dinosaurs remains poorly described, hampering broader systematic studies of basal sauropodomorph interrelationships. Here, we present a detailedExpand
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Fossilized melanosomes and the colour of Cretaceous dinosaurs and birds
Spectacular fossils from the Early Cretaceous Jehol Group of northeastern China have greatly expanded our knowledge of the diversity and palaeobiology of dinosaurs and early birds, and contributed toExpand
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Gut microbiome and serum metabolome alterations in obesity and after weight-loss intervention
Emerging evidence has linked the gut microbiome to human obesity. We performed a metagenome-wide association study and serum metabolomics profiling in a cohort of lean and obese, young, ChineseExpand
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