Thursday, April 26, 2012

[Paleontology • 2004] Dilong paradoxus 'emperor dragon' • Basal tyrannosauroids from China and evidence for protofeathers in tyrannosauroids




Figure 1: Dilong paradoxus.

Figure 2: IVPP V11579.
a, Skeletal reconstruction showing preserved bones.

Figure 3: Integumentary structures of IVPP V11579.
a, b, Filamentous integumentary structures along the dorsal edge of the distal caudal vertebrae, photograph (a) and linedrawing (b). c, d, Close-up of the integumentary structures showing the simple branching pattern, photograph (c) and linedrawing (d). Not to scale.


^ Xu, X., Norell, M. A., Kuang, X., Wang, X., Zhao, Q., Jia, C. (2004). "Basal tyrannosauroids from China and evidence for protofeathers in tyrannosauroids". Nature. 431 (7009): 680–684. doi:10.1038/nature02855.  


China Dinosaur Fossils Article, Liaoning Province : http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/prehistoric-world/china-fossils/

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