Author: Michael_Pittman

News

A new species of asymmetrically feathered troodontid in Nature Communications.   Jianianhualong tengi  is from the Early Cretaceous of Northeastern China. It has transitional features and along with Sinusonasus provides evidence of mosaic evolution in troodontids. The asymmetrical feathers in this taxon represent the first record in a troodontid. Taken together with other paravian feathering data, this…

Publications

Here is a list of my select publications:   2017 Wang, X.L.*, Pittman, M.*, Zheng, X.T., Kaye, T.G., Falk, A.R., Hartman, S.A. & Xu. X. Basal paravian functional anatomy illuminated by high-detail body outline. Nature Communications, 8: 14576 DOI: 10.1038/ncomms14576 (HKU press release; IF: 11.33; *joint-first-authors) Xu, X.*, Currie, P.*, Pittman, M.*, Xing, L.D., Meng, Q.J.,…

Lab members

Michael Pittman – Principal Investigator I’m a multi-disciplinary vertebrate palaeontologist from HK. I earned a BSc in geology from UCL in 2006 before progressing to an MSc in geoscience (palaeobiology) in 2007. I pursued a PhD on ‘the evolution and biomechanics of dinosaurian tails’ with Profs. Paul Upchurch and John R Hutchinson (RVC) completing in 2012.…