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Wang, Yuan-qing

Works: 4 works in 5 publications in 1 language and 188 library holdings
Classifications: QE734, 560.951
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Most widely held works by Yuan-qing Wang
The Jehol fossils : the emergence of feathered dinosaurs, beaked birds and flowering plants by Miman Zhang( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Jehol Biota has much to tell us about the paleobiogeography, paleoecology, paleoclimate and paleoenvironments during the late Mesozoic. In addition, these exquisitely preserved fossils not only give us a vivid picture of a once tremendously diverse community but also shed new light on the origin and early evolution of some major taxonomic groups (e.g. amphibians, birds and angiosperms), the origin of feathers and avian flight, and the co-evolution of pollinating insects and flowering plants." "This book has pieced together the most up-to-date information on the Jehol fossils, data that is otherwise scattered throughout the vast technical literature and unavailable to the general reader. The first two chapters give an inviting introduction to the Jehol Biota - the history of its study, its main components, its scientific importance, its geographical, geological and biostratigraphic framework, and its renowned fossil discoveries. Each of the remaining chapters deals with a particular group of organisms, written by leading experts. The book is lavishly illustrated with nearly 280 illustrations, including 200 photographs showing the diversity of the taxa and beauty of their preservation. The colourful restorations of live organisms are elegantly painted by some of China's most celebrated scientific illustrators to give a kiss of life to the dead bones. Although targeted primarily at an educated public, the book is also an invaluable source of information for students and professionals in paleontology, geology, evolutionary biology and science education in general."--book jacket
New craniodental materials of Litolophus gobiensis (Perissodactyla, "Eomoropidae") from Inner Mongolia, China, and phylogenetic analyses of Eocene chalicotheres by Bin Bai( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We describe new craniodental specimens of Litolophus gobiensis recently unearthed from the type locality of the genus, and conduct phylogenetic analyses of Eocene chalicotheres based on a data matrix containing 21 taxa and 58 craniodental characters. Although the phylogenetic relationships of the Eocene chalicotheres are not well resolved in the strict component consensus tree, the 50% majority rule consensus shows that two post-earliest Eocene chalicothere lineages are present. The first lineage represents the main line of chalicothere evolution, including "Grangeria" anarsius, Eomoropus, and post-Eocene chalicotheres. The second lineage, consisting of Litolophus gobiensis and Grangeria canina, is the sister group and stem member to the main lineage. The derivative strict reduced consensus tree, with three unstable taxa pruned, supports some tree topologies of the 50% majority consensus. The taxonomy of some chalicothere taxa is revised based on the phylogenetic analyses, such as "Grangeria" anarsius being probably better referred to the genus Eomoropus as originally identified, E. ulterior being the sister taxon to E. amarorum, and Lophiodon being excluded from the Ancylopoda but allied with the Ceratomorpha
New material of Eocene Helaletidae (Perissodactyla, Tapiroidea) from the Irdin Manha Formation of the Erlian Basin, Inner Mongolia, China, and comments on related localities of the Huheboerhe area by Bin Bai( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Perissodactyls first appeared at the beginning of the early Eocene and reached their highest diversity, dominating contemporaneous mammalian faunas in species richness during the middle Eocene. Tapiroidea is an important perissodactyl group that includes earliest-Eocene forms, such as Orientolophus as well as extant taxa (such as Tapirus), that preserves numerous plesiomorphic characters. Because tapiroids were widely distributed in North America and Asia in the middle Eocene, they have played an important role in biostratigraphically defining middle Eocene North American Land Mammal Ages (NALMA) and Asian Land Mammal Ages (ALMA), respectively, as well as in biostratigraphic correlation between the two continents. Here we report a new cranial specimen of middle Eocene helaletid Paracolodon fissus and a maxilla of Desmatotherium mongoliense from the middle Eocene Irdin Manha Formation of the Erlian Basin, Inner Mongolia, China. Paracolodon fissus was previously assigned to Desmatotherium, Helaletes, or Colodon, whereas D. mongoliense was assigned to Helaletes or Irdinolophus by different authors. Based on the new material described in this report, we are able to clarify the affinities and phylogenetic position of these species according to morphological comparison and phylogenetic analyses. We maintain the genus Paracolodon for P. inceptus and P. fissus from Asia and reassign mongoliense to Desmatotherium. Fossils of perissodactyls and other groups from the Irdin Manha Formation favor correlation of the Irdinmanhan ALMA with the early and middle Uintan NALMA (Ui1-Ui2). Through our field investigation, we also clarified that the localities "7 miles southwest" and "10 miles southwest" of Camp Margetts, originally used by the American Museum of Natural History's Central Asiatic Expedition (CAE), correspond to the localities currently known as Huheboerhe and Changanboerhe, respectively
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The Jehol fossils : the emergence of feathered dinosaurs, beaked birds and flowering plants