Wednesday, September 14, 2016

[Paleontology • 2016] Beipiaognathus jii • A New Species of Compsognathid from the Early Cretaceous Yixian Formation of western Liaoning, China


Beipiaognathus jii 
 Hu, Wang & Huang, 2016 


The paper reports a new genus and species of compsognathids: Beipiaognathus jii (gen. et sp. nov.). It possesses not only the diagnostic characters of Compsognathidae,such as the fan-shaped dorsal neural spines and robust phalanx Ⅰ-1,but also some unique characteristics different from other compsognathids,including the un-serrated conical-shaped teeth,relatively long ulna,robust and long phalanx Ⅱ-1,and relatively short tail. The discovery further reveals the great diversity of Compsognathidae and provides more information for understanding the anatomical characters of compsognathids.

Key Words: Coelurosauria, Compsognathid, Early Cretaceous, Yixian Formation, Western Liaoning 




Yuanchao Hu, Xuri Wang and Jiandong Huang. 2016. A New Species of Compsognathid from the Early Cretaceous Yixian Formation of western Liaoning, China.
Journal of Geology. 40(2); DOI:  10.3969/j.issn.1674-3636.2016.02.191


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