Zhonghe Zhou

Summary

Affiliation: Chinese Academy of Sciences
Country: China

Publications

  1. pmc Insight into diversity, body size and morphological evolution from the largest Early Cretaceous enantiornithine bird
    Zhonghe Zhou
    Laboratory of Evolutionary Systematics of Vertebrates, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, PO Box 643, Beijing 100044, China
    J Anat 212:565-77. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Largest bird from the Early Cretaceous and its implications for the earliest avian ecological diversification
    Zhonghe Zhou
    Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
    Naturwissenschaften 89:34-8. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint The origin and early evolution of birds: discoveries, disputes, and perspectives from fossil evidence
    Zhonghe Zhou
    Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P O Box 643, 100044 Beijing, China
    Naturwissenschaften 91:455-71. 2004
  4. pmc Discovery of a rare arboreal forest-dwelling flying reptile (Pterosauria, Pterodactyloidea) from China
    Xiaolin Wang
    Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P O Box 643, Beijing 100044, China
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:1983-7. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint A precocial avian embryo from the Lower Cretaceous of China
    Zhonghe Zhou
    Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Post Office Box 643, Beijing 100044, China
    Science 306:653. 2004
  6. pmc A new Lower Cretaceous bird from China and tooth reduction in early avian evolution
    Zhonghe Zhou
    Key Laboratory of Evolutionary Systematics of Vertebrates, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 142 Xi Wai Da Jie, PO Box 643, Beijing 100044, People s Republic of China
    Proc Biol Sci 277:219-27. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Jeholornis compared to Archaeopteryx, with a new understanding of the earliest avian evolution
    Zhonghe Zhou
    Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, PO Box 643, 100044, Beijing, China
    Naturwissenschaften 90:220-5. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint An exceptionally preserved Lower Cretaceous ecosystem
    Zhonghe Zhou
    Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, PO Box 643, Beijing 100044, China
    Nature 421:807-14. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Archaeoraptor's better half
    Zhonghe Zhou
    Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, PO Box 643, Beijing 100044, China
    Nature 420:285. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint A long-tailed, seed-eating bird from the Early Cretaceous of China
    Zhonghe Zhou
    Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, PO Box 643, Beijing 100044, China
    Nature 418:405-9. 2002

Detail Information

Publications24

  1. pmc Insight into diversity, body size and morphological evolution from the largest Early Cretaceous enantiornithine bird
    Zhonghe Zhou
    Laboratory of Evolutionary Systematics of Vertebrates, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, PO Box 643, Beijing 100044, China
    J Anat 212:565-77. 2008
    ..As such, it sheds new light on avian body size evolution and diversity, and allows a re-evaluation of a previously proposed hypothesis of competitive exclusion among Early Cretaceous avian clades...
  2. ncbi request reprint Largest bird from the Early Cretaceous and its implications for the earliest avian ecological diversification
    Zhonghe Zhou
    Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
    Naturwissenschaften 89:34-8. 2002
    ..Electronic supplementary material to this paper can be obtained by using the Springer LINK server located at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00114-001-0276-9...
  3. ncbi request reprint The origin and early evolution of birds: discoveries, disputes, and perspectives from fossil evidence
    Zhonghe Zhou
    Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P O Box 643, 100044 Beijing, China
    Naturwissenschaften 91:455-71. 2004
    ..Controversy and debate, nevertheless, surround many of these findings, and more details are needed to give a better appreciation of the significance of these new discoveries...
  4. pmc Discovery of a rare arboreal forest-dwelling flying reptile (Pterosauria, Pterodactyloidea) from China
    Xiaolin Wang
    Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P O Box 643, Beijing 100044, China
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:1983-7. 2008
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  5. ncbi request reprint A precocial avian embryo from the Lower Cretaceous of China
    Zhonghe Zhou
    Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Post Office Box 643, Beijing 100044, China
    Science 306:653. 2004
    ..The presence of well-developed wing and tail feather sheets indicates a precocial developmental mode, supporting the hypothesis that precocial birds appeared before altricial birds...
  6. pmc A new Lower Cretaceous bird from China and tooth reduction in early avian evolution
    Zhonghe Zhou
    Key Laboratory of Evolutionary Systematics of Vertebrates, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 142 Xi Wai Da Jie, PO Box 643, Beijing 100044, People s Republic of China
    Proc Biol Sci 277:219-27. 2010
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  7. ncbi request reprint Jeholornis compared to Archaeopteryx, with a new understanding of the earliest avian evolution
    Zhonghe Zhou
    Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, PO Box 643, 100044, Beijing, China
    Naturwissenschaften 90:220-5. 2003
    ..The presence of a pair of fenestrae in the sternum of Jeholornis has further implications for the air-sac system in early birds...
  8. ncbi request reprint An exceptionally preserved Lower Cretaceous ecosystem
    Zhonghe Zhou
    Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, PO Box 643, Beijing 100044, China
    Nature 421:807-14. 2003
    ..Detailed soft-tissue preservation of the organisms from the Jehol Biota is providing palaeobiological insights that would not normally be accessible from the fossil record...
  9. ncbi request reprint Archaeoraptor's better half
    Zhonghe Zhou
    Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, PO Box 643, Beijing 100044, China
    Nature 420:285. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint A long-tailed, seed-eating bird from the Early Cretaceous of China
    Zhonghe Zhou
    Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, PO Box 643, Beijing 100044, China
    Nature 418:405-9. 2002
    ..The dozens of beautifully preserved ovules of unknown plant taxa in the stomach represents direct evidence for seed-eating adaptation in birds of the Mesozoic era...
  11. ncbi request reprint Four-winged dinosaurs from China
    Xing Xu
    Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P O Box 643, Beijing 100044, China
    Nature 421:335-40. 2003
    ..The new discovery conforms to the predictions of early hypotheses that proavians passed through a tetrapteryx stage...
  12. pmc Discovery of an ornithurine bird and its implication for Early Cretaceous avian radiation
    Zhonghe Zhou
    Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P O Box 643, Beijing 100044, China
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:18998-9002. 2005
    ..This discovery provides important information not only for studying the origin and early evolution of ornithurines but also for understanding the differentiation in morphology, body size, and diet of the Early Cretaceous birds...
  13. doi request reprint Fossilized melanosomes and the colour of Cretaceous dinosaurs and birds
    Fucheng Zhang
    Key Laboratory of Evolutionary Systematics of Vertebrates, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, PO Box 643, Beijing 100044, China
    Nature 463:1075-8. 2010
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  14. doi request reprint A bizarre Jurassic maniraptoran from China with elongate ribbon-like feathers
    Fucheng Zhang
    Laboratory of Evolutionary Systematics of Vertebrates, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, PO Box 643, Beijing 100044, China
    Nature 455:1105-8. 2008
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  15. ncbi request reprint Palaeontology: leg feathers in an Early Cretaceous bird
    Fucheng Zhang
    Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, PO Box 643, Beijing 100044, China
    Nature 431:925. 2004
    ..They may be remnants of earlier long, aerodynamic leg feathers, in keeping with the hypothesis that birds went through a four-winged stage during the evolution of flight...
  16. ncbi request reprint Pterosaur diversity and faunal turnover in Cretaceous terrestrial ecosystems in China
    Xiaolin Wang
    Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, PO Box 643, Beijing 100044, China
    Nature 437:875-9. 2005
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  17. pmc Unique caudal plumage of Jeholornis and complex tail evolution in early birds
    Jingmai O'Connor
    Key Laboratory of Vertebrate Evolution and Human Origins, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100044, China
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:17404-8. 2013
    ..Jeholornis reveals that tail evolution was complex and not a simple progression from frond to fan. ..
  18. pmc Additional specimen of Microraptor provides unique evidence of dinosaurs preying on birds
    Jingmai O'Connor
    Key Laboratory of Evolutionary Systematics of Vertebrates, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100044, China
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:19662-5. 2011
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  19. ncbi request reprint Gastroliths in Yanornis: an indication of the earliest radical diet-switching and gizzard plasticity in the lineage leading to living birds?
    Zhonghe Zhou
    Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, PO Box 643, 100044, Beijing, China
    Naturwissenschaften 91:571-4. 2004
    ..This discovery indicates the earliest presence of intermittent diet change (and associated gizzard plasticity) observed in extant birds seasonally and in response to changes in available food sources...
  20. ncbi request reprint Palaeontology: pterosaur embryo from the Early Cretaceous
    Xiaolin Wang
    Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, PO Box 643, Beijing 100044, China
    Nature 429:621. 2004
    ..This discovery confirms that pterosaurs were egg-layers and sheds new light on our understanding of pterosaur development...
  21. ncbi request reprint A juvenile coelurosaurian theropod from China indicates arboreal habits
    Fucheng Zhang
    Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
    Naturwissenschaften 89:394-8. 2002
    ..Electronic Supplementary Material is available if you access this article at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00114-002-0353-8. On that page (frame on the left side), a link takes you directly to the supplementary material...
  22. pmc Oxygen isotopes of East Asian dinosaurs reveal exceptionally cold Early Cretaceous climates
    Romain Amiot
    Key Laboratory of Evolutionary Systematics of Vertebrates, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 142 Xi Zhi Men Wai DaJie, Beijing 100044, China
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:5179-83. 2011
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  23. ncbi request reprint Sexually dimorphic tridimensionally preserved pterosaurs and their eggs from china
    Xiaolin Wang
    Key Laboratory of Vertebrate Evolution and Human Origins, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, PO Box 643, Beijing 100044, China Electronic address
    Curr Biol 24:1323-30. 2014
    ..The pterosaur record is generally poor, with little information about their populations, and pterosaur eggs are even rarer, with only four isolated and flattened eggs found to date...
  24. pmc Insight into the evolution of avian flight from a new clade of Early Cretaceous ornithurines from China and the morphology of Yixianornis grabaui
    Julia A Clarke
    Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 27695, USA
    J Anat 208:287-308. 2006
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