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 more dinosaurs than any other living paleontologist.[1] Such dinosaurs include 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. 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.[2]

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.[3]

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. ^ "Meet China's dinosaur king". CNN. 
  2. ^ MacLeod, Calum (9 June 2008). "Forget Indiana Jones: Dinosaur hunter Xu digs it". USA Today. 
  3. ^ 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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