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The most basal ankylosaurine dinosaur from the Albian-Cenomanian of China, with implications for the evolution of the tail club
Zheng, Wenjie1,2,3,4,5; Jin, Xingsheng1; Azuma, Yoichi1,6,7; Wang, Qiongying8; Miyata, Kazunori6,7; Xu, Xing2,3
2018-02-27
Source PublicationSCIENTIFIC REPORTS
ISSN2045-2322
Volume8Pages:17
Abstract

The tail club knob is a highly specialized structure thought to characterize a subgroup of the ankylosaurine ankylosaurians, and the oldest documented tail club knob in the fossil record occurred in the Campanian ankylosaurine Pinacosaurus. Here we report a new ankylosaurid Jinyunpelta sinensis, gen. et sp. nov., from the Albian-Cenomanian Liangtoutang Formation, Jinyun County, Zhejiang, China. This is the first definitive and the best preserved ankylosaurid dinosaur ever found in southern China. Jinyunpelta possesses unique cranial features differs from other ankylosaurs including two paranasal apertures level with and posterior to the external naris, a triangular fossa on the anterodorsal edge of the maxilla, an antorbital fossa in the junction between the maxilla, lacrimal and jugal, and an anterior process of the prearticular that lies ventral to the splenial. Our phylogenetic analysis suggests Jinyunpelta as the most basal ankylosaurine dinosaur. Jinyunpelta has a tail club with interlocking caudal vertebrae and a well-developed tail club knob, it represents the oldest and the most basal ankylosaurian known to have a well-developed tail club knob. The new discovery thus demonstrates that a large and highly modified tail club evolved at the base of the ankylosaurine ankylosaurs at least about 100 million years ago.

DOI10.1038/s41598-018-21924-7
Language英语
WOS KeywordZhejiang Province ; Ornithischia Thyreophora ; Nodosaurid Ankylosaur ; Euoplocephalus-tutus ; Gobi Desert ; Mongolia ; Redescription ; Magniventris ; Tiantai ; Anatomy
Funding ProjectChinese Natural Science Foundation[41602019] ; Chinese Natural Science Foundation[41688103] ; Chinese Natural Science Foundation[91514302] ; State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy (Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, CAS)[163120] ; Jurassic Foundation
WOS Research AreaScience & Technology - Other Topics
WOS SubjectMultidisciplinary Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000426151800044
Funding OrganizationChinese Natural Science Foundation ; State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy (Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, CAS) ; Jurassic Foundation
PublisherNATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.nigpas.ac.cn/handle/332004/18802
Collection中国科学院南京地质古生物研究所
Corresponding AuthorZheng, Wenjie
Affiliation1.Zhejiang Museum Nat Hist, Hangzhou 310014, Zhejiang, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Vertebrate Paleontol & Paleoanthropol, Key Lab Vertebrate Evolut & Human Origins, Beijing 100044, Peoples R China
3.CAS Ctr Excellence Life & Paleoenvironment, Beijing 100044, Peoples R China
4.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
5.Chinese Acad Sci, Nanjing Inst Geol & Palaeontol, State Key Lab Palaeobiol & Stratig, CAS, Nanjing 210008, Jiangsu, Peoples R China
6.Fukui Prefectural Univ, Inst Dinosaur Res, Fukui 9101195, Japan
7.Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, Katsuyama, Fukui 9118601, Japan
8.Jinyun Museum, Jinyun 321400, Zhejiang, Peoples R China
First Author AffilicationNanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeonotology,CAS
Corresponding Author AffilicationNanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeonotology,CAS
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Zheng, Wenjie,Jin, Xingsheng,Azuma, Yoichi,et al. The most basal ankylosaurine dinosaur from the Albian-Cenomanian of China, with implications for the evolution of the tail club[J]. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS,2018,8:17.
APA Zheng, Wenjie,Jin, Xingsheng,Azuma, Yoichi,Wang, Qiongying,Miyata, Kazunori,&Xu, Xing.(2018).The most basal ankylosaurine dinosaur from the Albian-Cenomanian of China, with implications for the evolution of the tail club.SCIENTIFIC REPORTS,8,17.
MLA Zheng, Wenjie,et al."The most basal ankylosaurine dinosaur from the Albian-Cenomanian of China, with implications for the evolution of the tail club".SCIENTIFIC REPORTS 8(2018):17.
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