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New specimens of Microraptor zhaoianus (Theropoda, Dromaeosauridae) from northeastern China. American Museum novitates ; no. 3381

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dc.contributor.author Hwang, Sunny H. en_US
dc.contributor.author Norell, Mark. en_US
dc.contributor.author Ji, Qiang. en_US
dc.contributor.author Gao, Keqin, 1955-
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T16:41:13Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T16:41:13Z
dc.date.issued 2002 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/2870
dc.description 44 p. : ill., map ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 32-33). en_US
dc.description.abstract "New specimens of the diminutive theropod dinosaur Microraptor zhaoianus are described. These specimens preserve significant morphological details that are not present or are poorly preserved in the holotype specimen, including aspects of the manus, pectoral girdle, dorsal vertebrae, ilium, and sacrum. These specimens were coded into a current matrix of theropod morphological characters. Microraptor is found to be the sister taxon to other dromaeosaurs. Dromaeosaurids are monophyletic and together with a monophyletic troodontid group form a monophyletic Deinonychosauria, which is the sister taxon to Avialae. Apparently small size is primitive for Deinonychosauria, which has implications for bird origins"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 3381 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3381, 2002 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Microraptor zhaoianus. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Dromaeosauridae -- China -- Liaoning Sheng. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Dinosaurs -- China -- Liaoning Sheng. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reptiles, Fossil -- China -- Liaoning Sheng. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Cretaceous -- China -- Liaoning Sheng. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- China -- Liaoning Sheng. en_US
dc.title New specimens of Microraptor zhaoianus (Theropoda, Dromaeosauridae) from northeastern China. American Museum novitates ; no. 3381 en_US
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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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