A bizarre Jurassic maniraptoran from China with elongate ribbon-like feathers

@article{Zhang2008ABJ,
  title={A bizarre Jurassic maniraptoran from China with elongate ribbon-like feathers},
  author={F. Zhang and Z. Zhou and Xing Xu and X. Wang and C. Sullivan},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2008},
  volume={455},
  pages={1105-1108}
}
  • F. Zhang, Z. Zhou, +2 authors C. Sullivan
  • Published 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • 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 known coelurosaurian groups. Here we report a new basal avialan, Epidexipteryx hui gen. et sp. nov., from the Middle to Late Jurassic of Inner Mongolia, China. This new species is characterized by an unexpected combination of characters seen in several different theropod groups, particularly the Oviraptorosauria… CONTINUE READING
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