A gigantic feathered dinosaur from the Lower Cretaceous of China

@article{Xu2012AGF,
  title={A gigantic feathered dinosaur from the Lower Cretaceous of China},
  author={X. Xu and Kebai Wang and Ke Zhang and Qingyu Ma and L. Xing and Corwin Sullivan and Dongyu Hu and Shuqing Cheng and Shuo Wang},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2012},
  volume={484},
  pages={92-95}
}
  • X. Xu, Kebai Wang, +6 authors Shuo Wang
  • Published 2012
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Numerous feathered dinosaur specimens have recently been recovered from the Middle–Upper Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous deposits of northeastern China, but most of them represent small animals. Here we report the discovery of a gigantic new basal tyrannosauroid, Yutyrannus huali gen. et sp. nov., based on three nearly complete skeletons representing two distinct ontogenetic stages from the Lower Cretaceous Yixian Formation of Liaoning Province, China. Y. huali shares some features, particularly… CONTINUE READING
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