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Re: Fierce Compsognathid



I don't suppose anyone has a pdf of this paper...
Thanks very much in advance,
Andrew McDonald
University of Nebraska

Quoting Justin Tweet <thescelosaurus@juno.com>:

> One more tidbit for the evening: marauding, dromaeosaurid-eating,
> giant
> Yixian compsognathids
> 
> 
> A New Giant Compsognathid Dinosaur with Long Filamentous Integuments
> from
> Lower Cretaceous of Northeastern China JI Shu?an*, JI Qiang, LÜ
> Junchang
> and YUAN Chongxi Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological
> Sciences, Beijing 100037 Key Laboratory of Stratigraphy and
> Paleontology,
> Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, Beijing 100037 ACTA GEOLOGICA
> SINICA Vol. 81 No. 1 pp. 8?15 2007-03-01 15:27:36
> 
> Abstract: A new compsognathid dinosaur, Sinocalliopteryx gigas gen. et
> sp. nov., is erected based on a complete skeleton from the Early
> Cretaceous Yixian Formation of western Liaoning, northeastern China.
> It
> shares the features with Huaxiagnathus orientalis in having a manus as
> long as the humerus plus radius, very large and subequally long manual
> claws I and II, and reduced olecranon process on the ulna. But it
> differs
> from Huaxiagnathus orientalis in having the much large size, a very
> long
> maxillary process of premaxilla not extending the vertical level of
> the
> maxillary antorbital fossa, and the proportionally longer ulna and so
> on.
> Sinocalliopteryx gigas gen. et sp. nov. represents the largest species
> among the known compsognathid dinosaurs, suggesting the tendency of
> the
> body enlargement in compsognathids to some extent. The long
> filamentous
> integuments are attached to the whole body of this compsognathid,
> confirming that such integuments evolved firstly in the basal
> coelurosaurs. This new giant compsognathid was a fierce carnivorous
> theropod, as shown further by an incomplete dromaeosaurid leg inside
> its
> abdominal cavity.
> 
> 
> The abstract can also be found at
> http://www.geosociety.org.cn/c_b_w4_gournals.htm; just click on the
> Vol.
> 81, No. 1 link, then the proper compsognathid-related article.-Justin 
>