New species

Although my primary work is on the behaviour and ecology of extinct animals, I have also been a lead or co-author on a number of scientific publications naming a number of dinosaurs and other taxa.

Reconstruction of Zhuchengtyrannus magnus by Bob Nicholls (used with permission).

Reconstruction of Zhuchengtyrannus magnus by Bob Nicholls (used with permission).

Dinosaurs:

Zhuchengtyrannus magnus  – A Tyrannosaurus-sized carnivore from China.

Limusaurus inextricabilis  - The first herbivorous form known from a carnivorous group.

Anchiornis huxleyi  -  An especially bird-like feathered dinosaur close to the origin of birds.

Linhenykus monodactylus  - A small bird-like dinosaur with just one finger on each hand.

Reconstruction of Fodonyx spenceri by Andrea Cobbett (used with permission).

Reconstruction of Linhenykus monodactylus by Julius Csotonyi (used with permission).

Wulatelong gobiensis  -  An oviraptorosaur from the Gobi desert.

Zhanghenglong yangchengensis – A late surviving hadrosauroid from central China.

Shaochilong  maortuensis  -  The first carcharodontosaur identified from Asia.    

Linheraptor exquisitus   -  A carnivorous dinosaur and very close relative of Velociraptor.       

Xixianykus zhangi  - One of the earliest alvarezsaurid dinosaurs.

 

Reconstruction of Fodonyx spenceri by Andrea Cobbett (used with permission).

Reconstruction of Bellubrunnus rothgaengeri by Matt van Rooijen (used with permission).

Pterosaurs:

Bellubrunnus rothgaengeri  - A tiny pterosaur from Germany with unusual, forward-directed wingtips.

Dendrorhynchoides  mutoudengensis  - One of only five known species of anuroganthid pterosaur.

Reconstruction of Fodonyx spenceri by Andrea Cobbett (used with permission).

Reconstruction of Fodonyx spenceri by Andrea Cobbett (used with permission).

Others:

Fodonyx spenceri  -  A rhynchosaurian reptile from the south coast of England.

Bentonyx sidensis  - A rhynchosaur named after my PhD supervisor.