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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 Xing[]

Name Year Status Coauthor(s) Notes Images
  • Archaeovolans
Junior synonym.
  • Stephen Czerkas

Junior synonym of Yanornis.

Valid taxon.
  • Tang Z.
  • Wang Xiaolin
Valid taxon.
  • Cheng Z.
  • Dilong
Valid taxon.
  • Zhao Q.
  • Jia C.
Valid taxon.
  • Kuang X.
  • Han J.
  • Tan L.
Valid taxon.
  • James M. Clark
Valid taxon.
  • Tan Q.
  • Wang J.
Valid taxon.
  • Wang Xiaolin
Valid taxon.
  • G. Erickson
  • D. Eberth
  • Jia C.
  • Zhao Q.
  • Hongshanosaurus
Valid taxon.
  • You Hailu
  • Wang Xiaolin
Valid taxon.
  • Cheng Y.
  • Wang Xiaolin
  • Chang C.
Valid taxon.
  • Wang Xiaolin
  • You Hailu
Valid taxon.
  • Wang Xiaolin
Valid taxon.
Valid taxon.
  • Wang Xiaolin
  • You Hailu
Valid taxon.
Valid taxon.
  • Zhou Zhonghe
  • Wang Xiaolin
Valid taxon.
  • Zhao
  • Lu
  • Huang
  • Li
  • Dong
Valid taxon.
  • Kwang
  • Tan
Valid taxon.
  • Zhang Fucheng
Valid taxon.
  • Wang Xiaolin
  • Wu Xiao-Chun
Valid taxon.
  • Wang Xiaolin
  • Wu Xiao-Chun
Valid taxon.
  • Wang Xiaolin
Valid taxon.
  • Zhang X.
  • Tan Q.
  • Xinjiangovenator
Valid taxon.
  • Oliver Rauhut

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

Valid taxon.
  • C. Forster
  • James M. Clark
Valid taxon.
  • Wang Xiaolin
  • 2012

Valid

taxon.

Kebai Wang

Ke Zhang

Qingyu Ma

Lida Xing

Corwin Sullivan

Dongyu Hu

Shuqing Cheng

Shuo Wang

References[]

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