Yuan Wang
Chinese Academy of Sciences
CretaceousGeologyPaleontologyMolecular biologyBiology
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#1Liping Dong (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 1
#2Yuan Wang (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 23
Last. Susan E. Evans (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 38
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The Jurassic record of lizards in eastern Asia is poor by comparison with that of the Cretaceous. In China, to date, the only confirmed records from this period are an armoured lizard from Shishugou, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, of probable Oxfordian age, and two unnamed juvenile specimens from the slightly older, Callovian-Oxfordian, Daohugou locality of Nei Mongol. Here we describe the first lizard from the locality of Guancaishan, Jianping County, Liaoning Province. This locality is clos...
#1Ryoko Matsumoto (AMNH: American Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 5
#2Liping Dong (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 1
Last. Susan E. EvansH-Index: 38
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Choristodera are freshwater aquatic reptiles known from the Middle Jurassic to the Miocene. Their fossil record shows a peak in diversity in the Early Cretaceous of eastern Asia, most notably in th...
#1Jiao MaH-Index: 1
#2Yuan Wang (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 23
Last. Hervé Bocherens (University of Tübingen)H-Index: 47
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Abstract Elephas maximus and Stegodon orientalis were two keystone proboscideans in southern Asia that coexisted mainly after the Middle Pleistocene in many regions. The long-term paleoecology and possible foraging competition of these two species have not been intensively investigated yet. Here, we applied stable isotope (C, O) analysis to the tooth enamel of coexisting Elephas maximus , Stegodon orientalis, and other associated mammalian species in Quzai Cave, southern China, dated to the earl...
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#1Qigao Jiangzuo (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 2
#2Jinyuan Liu (AMNH: American Museum of Natural History)
Last. Jinyi Liu (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 8
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Abstract The tribe Lyncodontini (Mammalia, Carnivora, Mustelidae) was widely distributed in Eurasia during the Plio-Pleistocene. In East Asia, only Eirictis and Oriensictis are known so far. Herein, we describe a new complete cranium of Lyncodontini from Layer 2 of Jinyuan cave of Luotuo Hill, Puwan area of Dalian, Liaoning Province in Northeast China and undertake detailed comparisons with related taxa. The specimen is similar to Oriensictis, especially Oriensictis melina in Locality 1 of Zhouk...
#1Alejandra Ortiz (ASU: Arizona State University)H-Index: 4
#2Yingqi Zhang (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 12
Last. Terry Harrison (NYU: New York University)H-Index: 29
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#1Yuan Wang (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 23
#2Zbyněk Roček (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 17
Last. Liping Dong (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 6
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A new frog with pelobatoid affinities is described from the lower Eocene of southern China based on 11 individuals at different developmental stages. Comparative analysis reveals that this anuran shares osteological characters with the rather diverse family Megophryidae. In particular, intervertebral discs are present between the anterior vertebral centra and the lamella alaris of the squamosal is widely separated from the maxilla, which lacks a zygomaticomaxillar process. The new frog also shar...
#1Liping Dong (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 1
#2Xing Xu (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 44
Last. Susan E. Evans (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 38
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Abstract The lizard genus Bainguis was originally described from the Upper Cretaceous of Mongolia and attributed to Anguimorpha. The same genus was later reported from the Upper Cretaceous of Bayan Mandahu, Nei Mongol, China on the basis of a partial skeleton showing some similarities in osteoderm morphology. Re-examination of this specimen with the aid of μCT scanning suggests that it is, in fact, attributable to Parmeosaurus , a scincoid lizard described from the Ukhaa Tolgod locality, Mongoli...
#1Jiao Ma (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 1
#2Yuan Wang (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 23
Last. Yaowu Hu (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 12
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Currently, knowledge of dietary preferences throughout the evolutionary history of the Asian elephant Elephas maximus is ambiguous due to the absence of quantified proxy from the Late Pleistocene. In this study, carbon and oxygen stable isotope analysis on the fossilized mammal teeth from the faunal assemblage recovered at Baxian Cave in Guangxi, South China was undertaken in order to reconstruct the dietary behavior and foraging ecology of Elephas maximus during the Late Pleistocene. The analys...
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#1Hanwen Zhang (UoB: University of Bristol)H-Index: 1
#2Yuan Wang (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 23
Last. Mark A. Purnell (University of Leicester)H-Index: 27
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Abstract It has long been thought that environmental perturbations were the key driving force behind the succession of three distinct mammal faunas in the Pleistocene Ailuropoda - Stegodon faunal complex ( sensu lato ) of South China: the lower Pleistocene Gigantopithecus - Sinomastodon fauna, the middle Pleistocene Ailuropoda - Stegodon fauna ( sensu stricto ) and the upper Pleistocene Homo - Elephas fauna. Here, we apply three-dimensional dental microwear texture analysis (DMTA) to three chara...
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#1ZHOUZhonghe (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 47
#2Yuan Wang (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 23
Abstract Although both the Yanliao and Jehol vertebrate assemblages are known for exceptional preservation of feathered dinosaurs, mammals, pterosaurs, lizards, salamanders, and fish, the Early Cretaceous Jehol Biota also contains birds, choristoderes, frogs, and turtles that are currently lacking in the Jurassic Yanliao Biota. The vertebrate assemblages of the Yanliao and Jehol biotas are very distinct from each other, with the salamander Liaoxitriton being the sole unquestionably shared taxon ...
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