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A Jurassic ornithischian dinosaur from Siberia with both feathers and scales

Overview of attention for article published in Science, July 2014
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Title
A Jurassic ornithischian dinosaur from Siberia with both feathers and scales
Published in
Science, July 2014
DOI 10.1126/science.1253351
Pubmed ID
Authors

Pascal Godefroit, Sofia M. Sinitsa, Danielle Dhouailly, Yuri L. Bolotsky, Alexander V. Sizov, Maria E. McNamara, Michael J. Benton, Paul Spagna

Abstract

Middle Jurassic to Early Cretaceous deposits from northeastern China have yielded varied theropod dinosaurs bearing feathers. Filamentous integumentary structures have also been described in ornithischian dinosaurs, but whether these filaments can be regarded as part of the evolutionary lineage toward feathers remains controversial. Here we describe a new basal neornithischian dinosaur from the Jurassic of Siberia with small scales around the distal hindlimb, larger imbricated scales around the tail, monofilaments around the head and the thorax, and more complex featherlike structures around the humerus, the femur, and the tibia. The discovery of these branched integumentary structures outside theropods suggests that featherlike structures coexisted with scales and were potentially widespread among the entire dinosaur clade; feathers may thus have been present in the earliest dinosaurs.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 7 4%
Canada 2 1%
Brazil 2 1%
Chile 2 1%
Argentina 2 1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 169 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 42 22%
Researcher 33 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 32 17%
Student > Master 21 11%
Professor 14 7%
Other 32 17%
Unknown 14 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 80 43%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 56 30%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 4%
Environmental Science 5 3%
Chemistry 4 2%
Other 12 6%
Unknown 23 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 787. 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 10 June 2021.
All research outputs
#14,583
of 19,097,846 outputs
Outputs from Science
#837
of 73,455 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#109
of 203,654 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#4
of 890 outputs
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