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Xu Xing searching for the origin of feathered dinosaurs in older sediments of the relatively unexplored far west of China.

Xu Xing is a famed Chinese paleontologist who has named many dinosaurs, including the new Jurassic Ceratopsian Yinlong, the feathered relative of Tyrannosaurus, Guanlong, the unusual Gigantoraptor, and the "sleeping dragon" Mei. He was born in Xin Jiang, China, in 1969. A graduate from the department of geology of Peking University, he is currently a research fellow at the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. He has made major breakthroughs in the study of evolution and origin of birds from feathered dinosaurs.

Genera described by Xu XingEdit

Name Year Status Coauthor(s) Notes Images
Junior synonym.

Junior synonym of Yanornis.

Valid taxon.
  • Tang Z.
Valid taxon.
  • Cheng Z.
Valid taxon.
  • Zhao Q.
  • Jia C.
Valid taxon.
  • Kuang X.
  • Han J.
  • Tan L.
Valid taxon.
Valid taxon.
  • Tan Q.
  • Wang J.
Valid taxon.
Valid taxon.
  • G. Erickson
  • D. Eberth
  • Jia C.
  • Zhao Q.
Valid taxon.
Valid taxon.
  • Chang C.
Valid taxon.
Valid taxon.
Valid taxon.
Valid taxon.
Valid taxon.
Valid taxon.
Valid taxon.
  • Zhao
  • Lu
  • Huang
  • Li
  • Dong
Valid taxon.
  • Kwang
  • Tan
Valid taxon.
Valid taxon.
Valid taxon.
Valid taxon.
Valid taxon.
  • Zhang X.
  • Tan Q.
Valid taxon.

Previously described as a specimen of Phaedrolosaurus by Dong Zhiming in 1973.

Valid taxon.
Valid taxon.

ReferencesEdit

Mantell's Iguanodon restoration

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