scinapse is loading now...
Zhiming Dong
Chinese Academy of Sciences
26Publications
13H-index
1,022Citations
Publications 26
Newest
Published on Sep 1, 2016in Palaeoworld 1.09
Lida Xing18
Estimated H-index: 18
(China University of Geosciences),
MartinGLockley38
Estimated H-index: 38
(University of Colorado Denver)
+ 4 AuthorsZhiming Dong13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Abstract A small tetrapod footprint assemblage from the Anning Formation (Upper Jurassic–Lower Cretaceous) at Konglongshan Town, Yunnan Province, China, contains possible swim traces attributable to theropod dinosaurs based on their tridactyl and mesaxonic pes morphology. Morphotypes are tentatively assigned to the ichnogenera Characichnos and Wintonopus , a third one is similar to Hatcherichnus . Due to the inherent variability observed in tetrapod swim tracks, the names are used here informall...
Source Cite
Published on Aug 17, 2016in Historical Biology 1.25
Lida Xing18
Estimated H-index: 18
(China University of Geosciences),
MartinGLockley38
Estimated H-index: 38
(University of Colorado Denver)
+ 5 AuthorsZhiming Dong13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
The new ichnospecies, Shenmuichnus wangi ichnosp. nov., is the first evidence for the presence of large ornithischians in the Early Jurassic of Yunnan Province, whereas the known skeletal record documents small species only. Until now Shenmuichnus was known from a single locality in Shaanxi Province by the ichnospecies Shenmuichnus youngteilhardorum. Compared with the latter, Shenmuichnus wangi is larger and shows a different trackway configuration, particularly in the relative position of manus...
5 Citations Source Cite
Published on Dec 1, 2014in Acta Geologica Sinica-english Edition 2.51
Lida Xing18
Estimated H-index: 18
(China University of Geosciences),
Ariana Paulina-Carabajal6
Estimated H-index: 6
+ 5 AuthorsZhiming Dong13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
The neuroanatomy of the mid-sized theropod Sinosaurus triassicus from the Lower Jurassic Lufeng Formation, Lufeng Basin in Yunnan Province, China was studied using X-ray computed tomography. The braincase is characterized by a large supraoccipital knob that is capped by a posterior projection of the parietal and two external foramina for the caudal middle cerebral vein, which is completely enclosed by the supraoccipital. The basicranium has well defined, short basipterygoid processes that projec...
3 Citations Source Cite
Published on Oct 16, 2014in Zootaxa 0.93
Hai-Lu You20
Estimated H-index: 20
(Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Yoichi Azuma1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Fukui Prefectural University)
+ 2 AuthorsZhiming Dong13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Coelophysoid dinosaurs represent the earliest major radiation of neotheropods. These small-to-medium-sized agile bipeds lived throughout much of Pangaea during the Late Triassic–arly Jurassic. Previously reported coelophysoid material from Asia (excluding the Gondwanan territory of India) is limited to two specimens that comprise only limb fragments. This paper describes a new genus and species of coelophysoid, Panguraptor lufengensis , from the Lower Jurassic Lufeng Formation of Yunnan Province...
12 Citations Source Cite
Published on Sep 1, 2014in Palaeoworld 1.09
Lida Xing18
Estimated H-index: 18
(China University of Geosciences),
MartinGLockley38
Estimated H-index: 38
(University of Colorado Denver)
+ 6 AuthorsZhiming Dong13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Abstract Tracks of large theropods and a single sauropod footprint are reported from red beds at Beikeshan locality in the Middle Jurassic Chuanjie Formation, of Lufeng County, near the large World Dinosaur Valley Park complex. The Chuanjie theropod tracks are assigned to the ichnogenus Eubrontes and the large sauropod track is given the provisional label Brontopodus . All occur as isolated tracks, i.e., trackways are not preserved. Saurischian dominated ichnofaunas are relatively common in the ...
7 Citations Source Cite
Published on Jan 1, 2014in Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 1.89
Lida Xing18
Estimated H-index: 18
(China University of Geosciences),
Bruce M. Rothschild5
Estimated H-index: 5
(American Museum of Natural History)
+ 6 AuthorsZhiming Dong13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Here we describe two instances of pathological vertebral fusion in two genera of sauropodomorph dinosaurs from the Early Jurassic Lufeng Formation in Yunnan, China. The first is a specimen, of Lufengosaurus huenei with two fused cervical vertebrae, and the other is a specimen of the Lufeng basal sauropod, with two fused caudal vertebrae. Both pathologies are consistent with spondyloarthropathy and represent the earliest known occurrence of that disease in dinosaurs. The two specimens affirm that...
9 Citations Source Cite
Lida Xing18
Estimated H-index: 18
(China University of Geosciences),
Eric M. Roberts25
Estimated H-index: 25
(James Cook University)
+ 6 AuthorsZhiming Dong13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Dense networks of burrow-like traces on the surfaces of bones are preserved on a partial skeleton of a prosauropod dinosaur (cf. Yunnanosaurus) from the Lower Jurassic Lufeng Formation in Yunnan, China. The traces, which gently meander across and, in places, shallowly excavate the surfaces of several axial and appendicular skeletal elements (total cumulative length over 29 m) consist of simple burrows, Y-shaped branches, overlapping intersections, and chambers. This unusual network is morphologi...
15 Citations Source Cite
Published on Jun 1, 2013in Chinese Science Bulletin
Lida Xing18
Estimated H-index: 18
(China University of Geosciences),
Phil R. Bell14
Estimated H-index: 14
+ 5 AuthorsPhilip J. Currie50
Estimated H-index: 50
(University of Alberta)
Pathological or traumatic loss of teeth often results in the resorption and remodeling of the affected alveoli in mammals. However, instances of alveolar remodeling in reptiles are rare. A remodeled alveolus in the maxilla of the Chinese theropod Sinosaurus (Lower Jurassic Lower Lufeng Formation) is the first confirmed example of such dental pathology in a dinosaur. Given the known relationship between feeding behavior and tooth damage in theropods (teeth with spalled enamel, tooth crowns embedd...
14 Citations Source Cite
Published on Jan 1, 2013in Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 1.89
Lida Xing18
Estimated H-index: 18
(China University of Geosciences),
Tetsuto Miyashita10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Alberta)
+ 3 AuthorsZhiming Dong13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Many sauropod ghost lineages cross the Middle Jurassic, indicating a time interval that requires increased sampling. A wide taxonomic spectrum of sauropodomorphs is known from the Middle Jurassic of China, but the braincase of a new sauropod, named here Nebulasaurus taito gen. et sp. nov., is distinct. Nebulasaurus is sister taxon to Spinophorosaurus from the Middle Jurassic of Africa and represents a clade of basal eusauropods previously unknown from Asia. The revised faunal list indicates dram...
10 Citations Source Cite
123