author1Jingmai K. O'Connor
Key Laboratory of Vertebrate Evolution and Human Origins of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology
Chinese Academy of Sciences
142 Xizhimenwai Dajie
Beijing 100044
P.R. China 
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Conducted her undergraduate research on Cenozoic mammals with Dr. Xiaoming Wang (LACM) and Dr. Donald Prothero at Occidental College. Received her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California where she studied Mesozoic birds with Dr. Luis Chiappe (LACM). Currently working with Dr. Zhonghe Zhou as an Associate Professor at the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. Research interests include nearly all aspects of Mesozoic paravian biology including feathers, diet, reproduction as well as taxonomy, phylogeny and morphology.

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Min Wang
author2Key Laboratory of Vertebrate Evolution and Human Origins of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology
Chinese Academy of Sciences
142 Xizhimenwai Dajie
Beijing 100044
P.R. China 
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Received his B.A. in Paleontology and Stratigraphy from the School of Earth Sciences and Engineering of Nanjing University; received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Currently working as an Associate Professor at the IVPP. Research interests include morphology, ontogeny, and phylogeny of Mesozoic birds with also some interest in Cenozoic avian fossils.

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author3Shuang Zhou
Key Laboratory of Vertebrate Evolution and Human Origins of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology
Chinese Academy of Sciences
142 Xizhimenwai Dajie
Beijing 100044
P.R. China
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Received her B.A. at Nankai University; received her M.S. and Ph.D. from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Research is primarily on ornithuromorph birds from the Jehol. Currently working as editor of Vertebrata Palasiatica.

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author4Zhonghe Zhou
Key Laboratory of Vertebrate Evolution and Human Origins of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology
Chinese Academy of Sciences
142 Xizhimenwai Dajie
Beijing 100044
P.R. China
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Received his Masters degree from the Department of Geological Sciences, Graduate School of the Chinese University of Science and Technology before doing his Ph.D. at the University of Kansas studying Mesozoic birds with Dr. Larry Martin. Currently serving as director of the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Member of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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