Rise of the Dragon

Xing Xu, Zhi-Lu Tang, and Xiao-Lin Wang NATURE 399, 350-354 (1999) 12 A Dromaeosaurid Dinosaur with a Filamentous Integument from the Yixian Formation...

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Rise of the Dragon READINGS FROM NATURE ON THE CHINESE FOSSIL RECORD

Edited by Henry Cee With a Foreword by Zhe-Xi Luo

The University of Chicago Press Chicago and London

Contents

Foreword Zhe-Xi Luo ix 1

Introduction 1

Three-Dimensional Preservation of Algae and Animal Embryos in a Neoproterozoic Phosphorite 9 Shu-Hai Xiao, Yun Zhang, and Andrew H. Knoll NATURE 3 9 1 , 5 5 3 - 5 5 8

2

(1998)

Animal Embryos in Deep Time 21 Stefan Bengtson NATURE 3 9 1 , 5 2 9 - 5 3 0

3

(1998)

A Pipiscid-like Fossil from the Lower Cambrian of South China 25 De-Gan Shu, S. Conway Morris, Xing-Liang Zhang, Liang Chen, Y. Li, and J. Han NATURE 4 0 0 , 7 4 6 - 7 4 9

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(1999)

An Early Cambrian Craniate-like Chordate 32 Jun-Yuan Chen, Di-Ying Huang, and Chia-Wei Li NATURE 402, 518-522 (1999)

5

Lower Cambrian Vertebrates from South China 42 De-Gan Shu, Hui-Lin Luo, S. Conway Morris, Xing-Liang Zhang, S.-X. Hu, Liang Chen, J. Han, Min Zhu, Y. Li, and L.-Z. Chen NATURE 4 0 2 , 4 2 - 4 6

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(1999)

Catching the First Fish 53 Philippe Janvier NATURE 4 0 2 , 2 1 - 2 2

(1999)

7

A Primitive Fossil Fish Sheds Light on the Origin of Bony Fishes 56 Min Zhu, Xiao-Bo Yu, and Philippe Janvier NATURE 397, 607-610 (1999)

8

Something Fishy in the Family Tree 64 Per Erik Ahlberg NATURE 397, 564-565 (1999)

9

An Exceptionally Well-Preserved Theropod Dinosaur from the Yixian Formation of China 67 Pei-Ji Chen, Zhi-Ming Dong, and Shuo-Nan Zhen NATURE 3 9 1 , 1 4 7 - 1 5 2

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Feathers, Filaments and Theropod Dinosaurs 83 David M. Unwin NATURE 3 9 1 , 1 1 9 - 1 2 0

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(1998)

(1998)

A Therizinosauroid Dinosaur with Integumentary Structures from China 87 Xing Xu, Zhi-Lu Tang, and Xiao-Lin Wang NATURE 399, 350-354 (1999)

12

A Dromaeosaurid Dinosaur with a Filamentous Integument from the Yixian Formation of China 96 Xing Xu, Xiao-Lin Wang, and Xiao-Chun Wu NATURE 401, 262-266 (1999)

13

Two Feathered Dinosaurs from Northeastern China 105 Qiang Ji, Philip J. Currie, Mark A. Norell, and Shu-An Ji NATURE 393, 753-761 (1998)

14

When Is a Bird Not a Bird? 119 Kevin Padian NATURE 393, 729-730 (1998)

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A Diapsid Skull In a New Species of the Primitive Bird Confuclusomis 123 Lian-Hai Hou, Larry D. Martin, Zhong-He Zhou, Alan Feduccia, and Fu-Cheng Zhang NATURE 399, 679-682 (1999)

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A Chinese Triconodont Mammal and Mosaic Evolution of the Mammalian Skeleton

130

Qiang Ji, Zhe-Xi Luo, and Shu-An Ji NATURE 398, 326-330 (1999)

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At the Roots of the Mammalian Family Tree

139

Timothy Rowe NATURE 3 9 8 , 2 8 3 - 2 8 4

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(1999)

A New Symmetrodont Mammal from China and Its Implications for Mammalian Evolution

143

Yao-Ming Hu, Yuan-Qing Wang, Zhe-Xi Luo, and Chuan-Kui Li NATURE 3 9 0 , 1 3 7 - 1 4 2

19

(1997)

Biostratigraphy of New Pterosaurs f r o m China

157

Shu-An Ji, Qiang Ji, and Kevin Padian NATURE 3 9 8 , 5 7 3 ( 1 9 9 9 )

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Palaeobiology: A Refugium for Relicts

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Zhe-Xi Luo NATURE 4 0 0 , 2 3 - 2 5

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(1999)

A Refugium for Relicts?

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Makoto Manabe, Paul M. Barrett, and Shinji Isaji NATURE 404, 953 (2000)

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Cretaceous Age for the Feathered Dinosaurs of Liaoning, China

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Carl C. Swisher III, Yuan-Qing Wang, Xiao-Lin Wang, Xing Xu, and Yuan Wang NATURE 400, 58-61 (1999)

Supplementary Information Index

259

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Contributors

251