- An ancestral turtle from the Late Triassic of southwestern ChinaChun Li
Laboratory of Evolutionary Systematics of Vertebrates, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of SciencesPO Box 643, Beijing 100044, China
Nature 456:497-501. 2008..Phylogenetic analysis places the new species basal to all known turtles, fossil and extant. The marine deposits that yielded the fossils indicate that this primitive turtle inhabited marginal areas of the sea or river deltas...
- An unusual archosaurian from the marine Triassic of ChinaChun Li
Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Academia Sinica, P O Box 643, Beijing 100044, People s Republic of China
Naturwissenschaften 93:200-6. 2006..Its mosaic anatomy represents a previously unknown ecomorph within primitive archosaurians...
- A Triassic aquatic protorosaur with an extremely long neckChun Li
Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology IVPP, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Post Office Box 643, Beijing 100044, China
Science 305:1931. 2004..This taxon represents unambiguous evidence for a fully aquatic protorosaur. Its extremely elongated neck is explained as an adaptation for aquatic life, perhaps for an increase in feeding efficiency...