Xing Xu

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Country: China

Publications

  1. doi request reprint A gigantic feathered dinosaur from the lower cretaceous of China
    Xing Xu
    Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Key Laboratory of Evolutionary Systematics of Vertebrates, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 142 Xiwai Street, Beijing 100044, China
    Nature 484:92-5. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint A new maniraptoran dinosaur from China with long feathers on the metatarsus
    Xing Xu
    Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100044, People s Republic of China
    Naturwissenschaften 92:173-7. 2005
  3. pmc Recent advances in Chinese palaeontology
    Xing Xu
    Key Laboratory of Evolutionary Systematics of Vertebrates, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100044, People s Republic of China
    Proc Biol Sci 277:161-4. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint A basal tyrannosauroid dinosaur from the Late Jurassic of China
    Xing Xu
    Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Beijing 100044, China
    Nature 439:715-8. 2006
  5. doi request reprint A Jurassic ceratosaur from China helps clarify avian digital homologies
    Xing Xu
    Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Beijing 100044, China
    Nature 459:940-4. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Exceptional dinosaur fossils show ontogenetic development of early feathers
    Xing Xu
    Key Laboratory of Evolutionary Systematics of Vertebrates, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 142 Xiwai Street, Beijing 100044, China
    Nature 464:1338-41. 2010
  7. pmc A new leptoceratopsid (Ornithischia: Ceratopsia) from the Upper Cretaceous of Shandong, China and its implications for neoceratopsian evolution
    Xing Xu
    Key Laboratory of Evolutionary Systematics of Vertebrates, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
    PLoS ONE 5:e13835. 2010
  8. doi request reprint An Archaeopteryx-like theropod from China and the origin of Avialae
    Xing Xu
    College of Life Science, Linyi University, Shuangling Road, Linyi City, Shandong 276005, China
    Nature 475:465-70. 2011
  9. pmc A short-armed troodontid dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceous of Inner Mongolia and its implications for troodontid evolution
    Xing Xu
    Key Laboratory of Evolutionary Systematics of Vertebrates, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
    PLoS ONE 6:e22916. 2011
  10. pmc A new feather type in a nonavian theropod and the early evolution of feathers
    Xing Xu
    Laboratory of Evolutionary Systematics of Vertebrates, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 142 Xiwai Street, Beijing 100044, China
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:832-4. 2009

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Publications39

  1. doi request reprint A gigantic feathered dinosaur from the lower cretaceous of China
    Xing Xu
    Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Key Laboratory of Evolutionary Systematics of Vertebrates, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 142 Xiwai Street, Beijing 100044, China
    Nature 484:92-5. 2012
    ..Most significantly, Y. huali bears long filamentous feathers, thus providing direct evidence for the presence of extensively feathered gigantic dinosaurs and offering new insights into early feather evolution...
  2. ncbi request reprint A new maniraptoran dinosaur from China with long feathers on the metatarsus
    Xing Xu
    Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100044, People s Republic of China
    Naturwissenschaften 92:173-7. 2005
    ..The long metatarsus feathers are likely primitive for Eumaniraptora and might have played an important role in the origin of avian flight...
  3. pmc Recent advances in Chinese palaeontology
    Xing Xu
    Key Laboratory of Evolutionary Systematics of Vertebrates, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100044, People s Republic of China
    Proc Biol Sci 277:161-4. 2010
    ..These works on new Chinese fossils have covered the whole range of the diversity through the entire Phanerozoic fossil record...
  4. ncbi request reprint A basal tyrannosauroid dinosaur from the Late Jurassic of China
    Xing Xu
    Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Beijing 100044, China
    Nature 439:715-8. 2006
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  5. doi request reprint A Jurassic ceratosaur from China helps clarify avian digital homologies
    Xing Xu
    Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Beijing 100044, China
    Nature 459:940-4. 2009
    ..The transition to tetanurans involved complex changes in the hand including a shift in digit identities, with ceratosaurs displaying an intermediate condition...
  6. doi request reprint Exceptional dinosaur fossils show ontogenetic development of early feathers
    Xing Xu
    Key Laboratory of Evolutionary Systematics of Vertebrates, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 142 Xiwai Street, Beijing 100044, China
    Nature 464:1338-41. 2010
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  7. pmc A new leptoceratopsid (Ornithischia: Ceratopsia) from the Upper Cretaceous of Shandong, China and its implications for neoceratopsian evolution
    Xing Xu
    Key Laboratory of Evolutionary Systematics of Vertebrates, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
    PLoS ONE 5:e13835. 2010
    ..However, recent discoveries and phylogenetic analyses have led to the recognition of a new speciose clade, the Leptoceratopsidae, which is predominantly known from the Upper Cretaceous of North America...
  8. doi request reprint An Archaeopteryx-like theropod from China and the origin of Avialae
    Xing Xu
    College of Life Science, Linyi University, Shuangling Road, Linyi City, Shandong 276005, China
    Nature 475:465-70. 2011
    ..If this new phylogenetic hypothesis can be confirmed by further investigation, current assumptions regarding the avialan ancestral condition will need to be re-evaluated...
  9. pmc A short-armed troodontid dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceous of Inner Mongolia and its implications for troodontid evolution
    Xing Xu
    Key Laboratory of Evolutionary Systematics of Vertebrates, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
    PLoS ONE 6:e22916. 2011
    ..Although troodontids have been known for over 150 years, few known derived troodontid specimens preserve significant portions of both the forelimb and the hindlimb...
  10. pmc A new feather type in a nonavian theropod and the early evolution of feathers
    Xing Xu
    Laboratory of Evolutionary Systematics of Vertebrates, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 142 Xiwai Street, Beijing 100044, China
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:832-4. 2009
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  11. pmc The extent of the preserved feathers on the four-winged dinosaur Microraptor gui under ultraviolet light
    David W E Hone
    Key Laboratory of Evolutionary Systematics of Vertebrates, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
    PLoS ONE 5:e9223. 2010
    ..This taxon has important implications for the origin of flight in birds and the possibility of a four-winged gliding phase...
  12. ncbi request reprint Basal tyrannosauroids from China and evidence for protofeathers in tyrannosauroids
    Xing Xu
    Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100044, China
    Nature 431:680-4. 2004
    ..One of the specimens also preserves a filamentous integumentary covering similar to that of other coelurosaurian theropods from western Liaoning. This provides the first direct fossil evidence that tyrannosauroids had protofeathers...
  13. ncbi request reprint A gigantic bird-like dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of China
    Xing Xu
    Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100044, China
    Nature 447:844-7. 2007
    ..Most significantly, the gigantic Gigantoraptor shows many bird-like features absent in its smaller oviraptorosaurian relatives, unlike the evolutionary trend seen in many other coelurosaurian subgroups...
  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. doi request reprint Hind wings in Basal birds and the evolution of leg feathers
    Xiaoting Zheng
    Institute of Geology and Paleontology, Linyi University, Linyi City, Shandong, China
    Science 339:1309-12. 2013
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  17. 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...
  18. pmc The asymmetry of the carpal joint and the evolution of wing folding in maniraptoran theropod dinosaurs
    Corwin Sullivan
    Key Laboratory of Evolutionary Systematics of Vertebrates, Institute of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Palaeoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, People s Republic of China
    Proc Biol Sci 277:2027-33. 2010
    ..Carpal asymmetry would have permitted avian-like folding of the forelimb in order to protect the plumage, an early advantage of the flexible, asymmetric wrist inherited by birds...
  19. ncbi request reprint A basal troodontid from the Early Cretaceous of China
    Xing Xu
    Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100044, China
    Nature 415:780-4. 2002
    ..The discovery of Sinovenator and the examination of character distributions along the maniraptoran lineage indicate that principal structural modifications toward avians were acquired in the early stages of maniraptoran evolution...
  20. ncbi request reprint A ceratopsian dinosaur from China and the early evolution of Ceratopsia
    Xing Xu
    Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100044, China
    Nature 416:314-7. 2002
    ..This new taxon demonstrates that some neoceratopsian characters evolved in a more incremental fashion than previously known and also implies mosaic evolution of characters early in ceratopsian history...
  21. doi request reprint Tracing the evolution of avian wing digits
    Xing Xu
    Key Laboratory of Vertebrate Evolution and Human Origin of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100044 China
    Curr Biol 23:R538-44. 2013
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  22. ncbi request reprint An unusual oviraptorosaurian dinosaur from China
    Xing Xu
    Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, PO Box 643, Beijing 100044, China
    Nature 419:291-3. 2002
    ..The new discovery provides a case of convergent evolution and demonstrates that non-avian theropods were much more diverse ecologically than previously suspected...
  23. pmc A monodactyl nonavian dinosaur and the complex evolution of the alvarezsauroid hand
    Xing Xu
    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 108:2338-42. 2011
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  24. 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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  25. ncbi request reprint A new troodontid dinosaur from China with avian-like sleeping posture
    Xing Xu
    Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, PO Box 643, Beijing 100044, China
    Nature 431:838-41. 2004
    ..Evidence of this behaviour outside of the crown group Aves further demonstrates that many bird features occurred early in dinosaurian evolution...
  26. doi request reprint Piscivory in the feathered dinosaur Microraptor
    Lida Xing
    School of the Earth Sciences and Resources, China University of Geosciences, Beijing, 100083, China
    Evolution 67:2441-5. 2013
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  27. doi request reprint Evolution: taking wing with weak feathers
    Xing Xu
    Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleonanthropology, Key Laboratory of Evolutionary Systematics of Vertebrates, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 142 Xiwai Street, Beijing 100044, China
    Curr Biol 22:R992-4. 2012
    ..But new reconstructions of Archaeopteryx and its kin suggest quite different feather arrangements on their wings with profound implications for the evolution of flight...
  28. 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...
  29. doi request reprint Histology and postural change during the growth of the ceratopsian dinosaur Psittacosaurus lujiatunensis
    Qi Zhao
    School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1RJ, UK
    Nat Commun 4:2079. 2013
    ..Occurrence of an ontogenetic shift from quadrupedality to bipedality was evidently widespread in dinosaurs, and may even represent the ancestral condition for the entire group. ..
  30. 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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  31. ncbi request reprint Adaptation to the sky: Defining the feather with integument fossils from mesozoic China and experimental evidence from molecular laboratories
    Cheng Ming Chuong
    Department of Pathology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol 298:42-56. 2003
    ..A model of feather evolution from feather bud --> barbs --> barbules --> rachis is presented, which is opposite to the old view of scale plate --> rachis --> barbs --> barbules (Regal, '75; Q Rev Biol 50:35)...
  32. ncbi request reprint A Middle Jurassic 'sphenosuchian' from China and the origin of the crocodylian skull
    James M Clark
    Department of Biological Sciences, George Washington University, Washington DC 20052, USA
    Nature 430:1021-4. 2004
    ..Thus, important features of the modern crocodylian skull evolved during a phase when the postcranial skeleton was evolving towards greater cursoriality, rather than towards their current semi-aquatic habitus...
  33. ncbi request reprint Palaeontology: scales, feathers and dinosaurs
    Xing Xu
    Nature 440:287-8. 2006
  34. pmc A basal ceratopsian with transitional features from the Late Jurassic of northwestern China
    Xing Xu
    Department of Anatomical Sciences, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 273:2135-40. 2006
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  35. pmc A gliding lizard from the Early Cretaceous of China
    Pi peng Li
    Shenyang Normal University, Shenyang 110034, People s Republic of China
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:5507-9. 2007
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  36. pmc Growth patterns in brooding dinosaurs reveals the timing of sexual maturity in non-avian dinosaurs and genesis of the avian condition
    Gregory M Erickson
    Department of Biological Science, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306 1100, USA
    Biol Lett 3:558-61. 2007
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  37. ncbi request reprint An integrated morphological and molecular approach to a new species description in the Trypanosomatidae: the case of Leptomonas podlipaevi n. sp., a parasite of Boisea rubrolineata (Hemiptera: Rhopalidae)
    Vyacheslav Yurchenko
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, New York, New York 1046 USA
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 53:103-11. 2006
    ..Molecular phylogenetic analysis has demonstrated that the new species is most closely related to Leptomonas seymouri and Leptomonas pyrrhocoris. The analysis has also highlighted the polyphyly of the genus Leptomonas...
  38. ncbi request reprint Discovery and barcoding by analysis of spliced leader RNA gene sequences of new isolates of Trypanosomatidae from Heteroptera in Costa Rica and Ecuador
    Dmitri A Maslov
    Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside, California 92521, USA
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 54:57-65. 2007
    ..Investigations of trypanosomatid diversity, host-specificity, and biogeography have become feasible using the approach described herein...
  39. pmc The cis-regulatory map of Shewanella genomes
    Jiajian Liu
    Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 S Euclid, Box 8232, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Nucleic Acids Res 36:5376-90. 2008
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