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Shenzhouraptor citation in full
From: Ben Creisler email@example.com
Thanks to Jerry Harris, here's the full citation and
abstract for Shenzhouraptor:
Ji Qiang, Ji Shu'an, You Hailu, Zhang Jianping, Yuan
Chongxi, Ji Xinxin, Li Jinglu & Li Yinxian, 2002.
Discovery of an avialae bird -- Shenzhouraptor sinensis
gen. et sp. nov. -- from China. Geological Bulletin of
China 21(7): 363-369.
Abstract: This paper deals with an avialae bird from the
Early Cretaceous Jiufotang Formation in Yixian County,
western Liaoning, China. This new specimen is
characterized by no teeth in its mouth, the forelimbs
longer than the hind-limbs, a long tail with more than 20
caudal vertebrae, U-shaped wishbone, and remiges longer
than the total length of ulna and manus. It is sure that
the new avialae bird is really capable of flight,
representing a missing link between theropod dinosaurs and
birds. It is described in detail and named as
Shenzhouraptor sinensis gen. et sp. nov. herein.
Key words: Yixian, Liaoning; Early Cretaceous; Jiufotang
Formation; flying theropod dinosaur