Xu Xing (paleontologist)

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Xu Xing (paleontologist)
Chinese 徐星

Xu Xing (Chinese: 徐星; pinyin: Xú Xīng) is a Chinese paleontologist who has named many dinosaurs, including the Jurassic ceratopsian Yinlong, the Jurassic tyrannosauroid Guanlong, the large oviraptorosaur Gigantoraptor, and the troodontid Mei. He was born in Xinjiang, 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.

Among Xu's paleontological contributions, have been discovery and analysis of dinosaur fossils with avian characteristics, and development of theories in regarding the evolution of feathers.[1]

Genera described by Xu Xing[edit]

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.
  • James M. Clark
  • Jinyou Mo
  • Jonah Choiniere
  • Catherine A. Forster
  • Gregory M. Erickson
  • David W. E. Hone
  • Corwin Sullivan
  • David A. Eberth
  • Sterling Nesbitt
  • Qi Zhao
  • Rene Hernandez
  • Cheng-kai Jia
  • Feng-lu Han
  • Yu Guo
Valid taxon.
  • Choinere, J.
  • Pittman, M.
  • Tan, Q.
  • Xiao, D.
  • Li, Z.
  • Tan, L.
  • Clark, J.
  • Norell, M.
  • Hone, D.W.E.
  • Sullivan
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.
  • De-You Wang
  • Corwin Sullivan
  • David W. E. Hone
  • Feng-Lu Han
  • Rong-Hao Yan
  • Fu-Ming Du
Valid taxon.
Valid taxon.
Valid taxon.
  • Kebai Wang
  • Ke Zhang
  • Qingyu Ma
  • Lida Xing
  • Corwin Sullivan
  • Dongyu Hu
  • Shuqing Cheng
  • Shuo Wang
Valid taxon.
  • Kebai Wang
  • Xijin Zhao
  • Corwin Sullivan
  • Shuqing Chen

Publications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Xu, Xing (2006). "Feathered dinosaurs from China and the evolution of major avian characters". Integrative Zoology 1 (1): 4–11. doi:10.1111/j.1749-4877.2006.00004.x. PMID 21395983. 

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