Xu Xing biography

Xu Xing

Scientist, Person

1969 –

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Who is Xu Xing?

Xu Xing is a Chinese paleontologist who has named many dinosaurs, including the Jurassic ceratopsian Yinlong, the Jurassic tyrannosauroid Guanlong, the large oviraptorosaur Gigantoraptor, and the troodontid Mei. He was born in Xinjiang, China, in 1969. A graduate from the department of geology of Peking University, he is currently a research fellow at the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing.

Xu Xing is also a writer and a cinema director.

Among Xu's paleontological contributions, have been discovery and analysis of dinosaur fossils with avian characteristics, and development of theories in regarding the evolution of feathers.

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Born
1969
China
Nationality
  • China
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on July 23, 2013

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