Xu Xing (paleontologist)

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Xu.
Xu Xing
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 1956. 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 had originally planned to become a software designer, but the Chinese government forced him to major in geology. He graduated in 1995, and claims inspiration from Roy Chapman Andrews. [1]

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.[2]

Genera described by Xu Xing[edit]

Name Year Status Coauthor(s) Notes Images

Archaeovolans

2002

Junior synonym

Junior synonym of Yanornis.

Beipiaosaurus

1999

Valid taxon.
  • Tang Z.

Chaoyangsaurus

1999

Valid taxon.
  • Cheng Z.

Dilong

2004

Valid taxon.
  • Zhao Q.
  • Jia C.

Erliansaurus

2002

Valid taxon.
  • Kuang X.
  • Han J.
  • Tan L.

Eshanosaurus

2001

Valid taxon.

Gigantoraptor

2007

Valid taxon.
  • Tan Q.
  • Wang J.

Graciliraptor

2004

Valid taxon.

Guanlong

2006

Valid taxon.
  • G. Erickson
  • D. Eberth
  • Jia C.
  • Zhao Q.

Hongshanosaurus

2003

Valid taxon.

Incisivosaurus

2000

Valid taxon.
  • Chang C.

Jeholosaurus

2000

Valid taxon.

Jinzhousaurus

2001

Valid taxon.

Liaoceratops

2002

Valid taxon.

Liaoningosaurus

2001

Valid taxon.

Limusaurus

2009

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

Linheraptor

2010

Valid taxon.
  • Choinere, J.
  • Pittman, M.
  • Tan, Q.
  • Xiao, D.
  • Li, Z.
  • Tan, L.
  • Clark, J.
  • Norell, M.
  • Hone, D.W.E.
  • Sullivan

Mei

2004

Valid taxon.

Microraptor

2000

Valid taxon.

Nanyangosaurus

2000

Valid taxon.
  • Zhao
  • Lu
  • Huang
  • Li
  • Dong

Neimongosaurus

2001

Valid taxon.
  • Kwang
  • Tan

Pedopenna

2005

Valid taxon.

Sinornithosaurus

1999

Valid taxon.

Sinovenator

2002

Valid taxon.

Sinusonasus

2004

Valid taxon.

Sonidosaurus

2006

Valid taxon.
  • Zhang X.
  • Tan Q.

Xinjiangovenator

2005

Valid taxon.

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

Xixianykus

2010

Valid taxon.
  • De-You Wang
  • Corwin Sullivan
  • David W. E. Hone
  • Feng-Lu Han
  • Rong-Hao Yan
  • Fu-Ming Du

Yinlong

2006

Valid taxon.

Yixianosaurus

2003

Valid taxon.

Yutyrannus

2012

Valid taxon.
  • Kebai Wang
  • Ke Zhang
  • Qingyu Ma
  • Lida Xing
  • Corwin Sullivan
  • Dongyu Hu
  • Shuqing Cheng
  • Shuo Wang

Zhuchengceratops

2010

Valid taxon.
  • Kebai Wang
  • Xijin Zhao
  • Corwin Sullivan
  • Shuqing Chen

Bibliography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MacLeod, Calum (9 June 2008). "Forget Indiana Jones: Dinosaur hunter Xu digs it". USA Today. 
  2. ^ 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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