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A new maniraptoran dinosaur from China with long feathers on the metatarsus

Overview of attention for article published in Naturwissenschaften, February 2005
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Title
A new maniraptoran dinosaur from China with long feathers on the metatarsus
Published in
Naturwissenschaften, February 2005
DOI 10.1007/s00114-004-0604-y
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Authors

Xing Xu, Fucheng Zhang

Abstract

The unusual presence of long pennaceous feathers on the feet of basal dromaeosaurid dinosaurs has recently been presented as strong evidence in support of the arboreal-gliding hypothesis for the origin of bird flight, but it could be a unique feature of dromaeosaurids and thus irrelevant to the theropod-bird transition. Here, we report a new eumaniraptoran theropod from China, with avian affinities, which also has long pennaceous feathers on its feet. This suggests that such morphology might represent a primitive adaptation close to the theropod-bird transition. The long metatarsus feathers are likely primitive for Eumaniraptora and might have played an important role in the origin of avian flight.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 6 6%
Chile 2 2%
United Kingdom 2 2%
Brazil 2 2%
Japan 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Hungary 1 <1%
Bangladesh 1 <1%
Argentina 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 86 83%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 26 25%
Researcher 21 20%
Student > Bachelor 20 19%
Professor 9 9%
Student > Master 9 9%
Other 19 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 48 46%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 45 43%
Unspecified 3 3%
Environmental Science 2 2%
Psychology 2 2%
Other 4 4%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 June 2017.
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#3,492,555
of 12,462,556 outputs
Outputs from Naturwissenschaften
#524
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Outputs of similar age
#74,217
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Outputs of similar age from Naturwissenschaften
#4
of 8 outputs
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