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The first well-preserved coelophysoid theropod dinosaur from Asia.
- H. You, Yoichi Azuma, Tao Wang, Ya-Ming Wang, Z. Dong
- Geography, Environmental ScienceZootaxa
- 16 October 2014
Panguraptor represents the first well-preserved coelophysoid theropod dinosaur from Asia, and provides fresh evidence supporting the hypothesis that terrestrial tetrapods tended to be distributed pan-continentally during the Early Jurassic.
A new basal sauropodiform dinosaur from the Lower Jurassic of Yunnan Province, China
Although being relatively primitive, Xingxiulong displays some derived features normally occurred in advanced sauropodiforms including sauropods, such as a four sacral-sacrum, a robust scapula, and a pubis with elongated pubic plate.
New information on postcranial skeleton of the Early Cretaceous Gansus yumenensis (Aves: Ornithuromorpha)
A phylogenetic analysis including new morphological data on Gansusyumenensis resolves all known four genera of Changma ornithuromorphs as more derived taxa than Jehol members of this clade, indicating the difference between Changma and Jehol avifauna.
Previously Unrecognized Ornithuromorph Bird Diversity in the Early Cretaceous Changma Basin, Gansu Province, Northwestern China
Body mass estimates demonstrate that enantiornithines were much smaller than ornithuromorphs in the Changma avifauna, and similar differences in body mass and ecology are also observed in the JeholAvifauna in northeastern China, suggesting niche partitioning between these two clades developed early in their evolutionary history.
Cranium and Vertebral Column of Xingxiulong chengi (Dinosauria: Sauropodomorpha) from the Early Jurassic of China
A detailed osteological description of the axial skeleton of Xingxiulong chengi, including both the cranial and postcranial elements, is provided, and its anatomy is compared with that of other known non‐sauropodan sauropodomorphs.