Zhi-lu Tang
Academia Sinica
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Published on May 1, 1999in Nature 41.58
Xing Xu39
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Zhi-lu Tang1
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Xiaolin Wang30
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(Academia Sinica)
Therizinosauroidea ('segnosaurs') are little-known group of Asian dinosaurs with an unusual combination of features that, until recently, obscured their evolutionary relationships. Suggested affinities include Ornithischia(1), Sauroyodomorpha(2,3), Theropoda(4-11) and Saurischia sedis mutabilis(12). Here,ve describe a new therizinosauroid from the Yixian Formation (Early Cretaceous, Liaoning, China)(13). This new taxon provides fresh evidence that therizinosauroids are nested within the coeluros...
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