Xu Xing (paleontologist)

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Xu Xing
Chinese徐星

Xu Xing (Chinese: 徐星; pinyin: Xú Xīng; born July 1969) 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.

Biography[edit]

Xing was born in Xinjiang, China, in 1969. A graduate from the department of geology of Peking University, he is currently a researcher at the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. He had originally planned to become an economist. However, he was assigned to the department of geology by the Chinese authorities.[2] He graduated in 1995, and claims inspiration from Roy Chapman Andrews.[3]

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.[4]

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.
Beipiaosaurus Restoration.png

Chaoyangsaurus

1999

Valid taxon.
  • Cheng Z.
Chaoyangsaurus BW.jpg

Dilong

2004

Valid taxon.
  • Zhao Qi
  • Jia Chengkai

Erliansaurus

2002

Valid taxon.
  • Kuang X.
  • Han J.
  • Tan L.
Erliansaurus bellamanus.jpg

Eshanosaurus

2001

Valid taxon.

Gigantoraptor

2007

Valid taxon.
  • Tan Q.
  • Wang J.

Graciliraptor

2004

Valid taxon.
Graciliraptor.jpg

Guanlong

2006

Valid taxon.
  • Greg Erickson
  • D. Eberth
  • Jia C.
  • Zhao Q.
Guanlong wucaii by durbed.jpg

Hongshanosaurus

2003

Valid taxon.

Incisivosaurus

2000

Valid taxon.
  • Chang C.
Incisivosaurus (pencil 2013).png

Jeholosaurus

2000

Valid taxon.

Jinzhousaurus

2001

Valid taxon.

Liaoceratops

2002

Valid taxon.
Liaoceratops BW.jpg

Liaoningosaurus

2001

Valid taxon.
Liaoningosaurus.jpg

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
Limusaurus runner.jpg

Lingwulong

2018

Valid taxon.
  • Upchurch, P.
  • Mannion, P.
  • Barrett, P.
  • Regalado-Fernandez, O.
  • Ma, J.
  • Liu, H.
  • Mo, J.
Lingwulong.png

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
Linheraptor exquisitus.jpg

Mei long

2004

Valid taxon.
Meilong mmartyniuk wiki.png

Microraptor

2000

Valid taxon.

Nanyangosaurus

2000

Valid taxon.
  • Zhao
  • Lu
  • Huang
  • Li
  • Dong
Nanyangosaurus dinosaur.png

Neimongosaurus

2001

Valid taxon.
  • Kwang
  • Tan
Neimongosaurus.jpg

Pedopenna

2005

Valid taxon.

Sinornithosaurus

1999

Valid taxon.
Sinornithosaurus.jpg

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

Yi

2015

Valid taxon.
  • Zheng Xiaoting
  • Corwin Sullivan
  • Wang Xiaoli
  • Xing Lida
  • Wang Yan
Yiqi NT.jpg

Yinlong

2006

Valid taxon.
Yinlong BW.jpg

Yixianosaurus

2003

Valid taxon.
Yixianosaurus longimanus.png

Yutyrannus

2012

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

Zhuchengceratops

2010

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

Selected publications[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hunt, Katie; Stout, Kristie Lu; Kwok, Jason; Yang, Yuli; Lu, Shen. "China's golden age of paleontology". CNN. Retrieved 2020-06-04.
  2. ^ 張晶晶 (August 1, 2014). "徐星:穿越時光恐龍緣". 中國科學報 (in Chinese).
  3. ^ MacLeod, Calum (9 June 2008). "Forget Indiana Jones: Dinosaur hunter Xu digs it". USA Today.
  4. ^ 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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