A juvenile coelurosaurian theropod from China indicates arboreal habits

@article{Zhang2002AJC,
  title={A juvenile coelurosaurian theropod from China indicates arboreal habits},
  author={Fucheng Zhang and Zhonghe Zhou and Xing Xu and X. Wang},
  journal={Naturwissenschaften},
  year={2002},
  volume={89},
  pages={394-398}
}
Abstract. Here we report an unequivocal arboreal coelurosaur, Epidendrosaurus ningchengensis gen. et sp. nov. This juvenile coelurosaur's third manual digit is extremely elongated, distinctively different from that of other known dinosaurs and birds. It represents certainly a type of adaptation previously unreported from the Mesozoic although the exact function of the third manual digit is unclear. The relatively long forelimb, penultimate phalanx of manual digit II, and pedal penultimate… Expand
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