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Pei-ji Chen
Academia Sinica
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Published on Jan 1, 1998in Nature 41.58
Pei-ji Chen1
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(Academia Sinica),
Zhiming Dong13
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(Academia Sinica),
Shuo-nan Zhen1
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(American Museum of Natural History)
Two spectacular fossilized dinosaur skeletons were recently discovered in Liaoning in northeastern China. Here we describe the two nearly complete skeletons of a small theropod that represent a species closely related to Compsognathus. Sinosauropteryx has the longest tail of any known theropod, and a three-fingered hand dominated by the first finger, which is longer and thicker than either of the bones of the forearm. Both specimens have interesting integumentary structures that could provide in...
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