The skull of Monolophosaurus jiangi (Dinosauria: Theropoda) and its implications for early theropod phylogeny and evolution

@article{Brusatte2010TheSO,
  title={The skull of Monolophosaurus jiangi (Dinosauria: Theropoda) and its implications for early theropod phylogeny and evolution},
  author={Stephen Louis Brusatte and Roger B. J. Benson and Philip J. Currie and Zhao Xijin},
  journal={Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={158},
  pages={573-607}
}
The Middle Jurassic was a critical time in the evolution of theropod dinosaurs, highlighted by the origination and initial radiation of the large-bodied and morphologically diverse Tetanurae. Middle Jurassic tetanurans are rare, but have been described from Europe, South America and China. In particular, China has yielded a number of potential basal tetanurans, but these have received little detailed treatment in the literature. Chief among these is Monolophosaurus jiangi, known from a single… 

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