Chercheur, Paléobiologie

Xiao-chun Wu.

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Courriel : xcwu@mus-nature.ca
Tél : 613.364.4035
Téléc. : 613.364.4027

Xiao-chun Wu étudie les reptiles fossiles au Canada et en Chine.

Spécialité

  • Morphologie évolutive, forme et fonction, biologie systématique de reptiles fossiles terrestres et marins du Mésozoïque, en particulier les diapsides.

Études

  • Boursier post-doctoral, Université de Calgary, 1996-1999.
  • Boursier post-doctoral, Musée royal de l'Ontario et Université de Toronto, 1994-1995.
  • Boursier post-doctoral, Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology et Université de Calgary, 1991-1993.
  • Ph.D., Université McGill, Montréal (Canada), 1991.
  • M.Sc., The Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, (Chine), 1984.
  • Études de 1er cycle, Université de Nanjing, Nanjing (Chine), 1975.

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Dans la province de Guizhou, Chine (2006).

Profil professionnel

Xiao-chun Wu et ses collaborateurs ont découvert d'innombrables dinosaures et reptiles fossiles dont des dinosaures à cornes, des dinosaures à plumes, des crocodiles primitifs, des reptiles marins (dont un possédait plus de cinq doigts et un autre était gravide), des archosaures semi-aquatiques et une tortue primitive. En étudiant ces fossiles, Xiao-chun Wu tente de comprendre comment les dinosaures sont devenus des oiseaux, comment les anciens reptiles et les dinosaures à plumes se reproduisaient et quelle était l'évolution des crocodiles et des tortues primitives.

Xiao-chun Wu s'intéresse également aux arbres généalogiques des dinosaures et autres reptiles qui vivaient il y a de 65 à 250 millions d'années et qui ont donné naissance aux oiseaux, aux crocodiles, aux reptiles marins et aux lézards. Il est chercheur associé au musée de paléontologie Royal Tyrrell (Alberta) et à l'Institut de paléontologie et de paléoanthropologie de l'Académie des sciences de Chine. Il a publié dans les plus grandes revues savantes comme Science et Nature et a cosigné les livres intitulés The Gross Anatomy of Alligator sinensis Fauvel et The Chinese Fossil Reptiles and Their Kin.

Projets de recherche principaux

Services professionnels

  • Membre du comité de rédaction, Vertebrata PalAsiatica.
  • Associé de recherche, The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology.
  • Associé de recherché, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  • Membre de la Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.
  • Membre de la Paleontaological Association of China.

Publications

Wu, X.-c., L.-j. Zhao, T. Sato, S.-x. Gu et X.-s. Jin. 2015. A new specimen of Hupehsuchus nanchangensis Young, 1972 (Diapsida, Hupehsuchia) from the Triassic of Hubei, China. Historical Biology, 28:42–51.

Wu, X.-c. et D. B. Brinkman, 2015. A new crocodylian (Eusuchia) from the uppermost Cretaceous of Alberta, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 52:590–607.

Xu, L., X.-c. Wu, J.-c. Lu, S.-h. Jia, J.-m. Zhang, H.-y. Pu & X.-l. Zhang. 2015. A new lizard (Lepidosauria: Squamata) from the Upper Cretaceous of Henan, China. Acta Geologica Sinica, 88:1041–1050.

Cheng, X.-h., Chen, L., Shang, Q.-h. & Wu, X.-c. 2014. A new marine reptile from the Triassic of China, with a highly specialized feeding adaptation. Naturwissenschaften, 101:251–259.

Sato, T., Zhao, L-j., Wu, X-.c. & Li, C. 2014. N new specimen of the Triassic pistosauroid Yunguisaurus, with implications for the origin of Plesiosauria (Reptilia, Sauropterygia). Palaeontology, 57:55–76.

Sato, T., Cheng, Y.-n., Wu, X.-c. & H.-y. Shan. 2014. Diandongosaurus acutidentatus Shang, Wu & Li, 2011 (Diapsida: Sauropterygia) and the relationships of Chinese eosauropterygians. Geological Magazine, 151(1):121–133.

Li, C., Jiang, D.-Y., Cheng, L. Wu, X.-c., & Rieppel, O. 2014. A new species of Largocephalosaurus (Diapsida: Saurosphargidae), with implications for the morphological diversity and phylogeny of the group. Geological Magazine, 151(1):100–120.

Wang, R.-f., Xu, S.-c., Wu, X.-c., & Wang, S.-z. 2013. A new specimen of Shansisuchus shansisuchus Young, 1964 (Diapsida: Archosauriformes) from the Triassic of Shanxi, China. Acta Geologica Sinica 87: 1185‑1197. (auteur correspondant)

Sato, T., Cheng, Y.-n., Wu, X.-c., & Shan, H.-y. 2013. Diandongosaurus acutidentatus Shang, Wu & Li, 2011 (Diapsida: Sauropterygia) and the relationships of Chinese eosauropterygians. Geol. Mag.: page 1-13. doi:10.1017/S0016756813000356

Sato, T., Zhao, L.-j., Wu, X.-c. & Li, C. 2013. A new specimen of the Triassic pistosauroid Yunguisaurus, with implications for the origin of Plesiosauria (Reptilia, Sauropterygia). Palaeontology 2013:1–22.

Li, C., Jiang, D.-Y., Cheng, L. Wu, W.-c., & Rieppel, O. 2013. A new species of Largocephalosaurus (Diapsida: Saurosphargidae), with implications for the morphological diversity and phylogeny of the group. Geol. Mag.: page 1-21. doi:10.1017/S001675681300023X (auteur correspondant)

Shan, Hsi-yin, Cheng, Yen-nien et Wu, X.-c. 2013. The first fossil skull of Alligator sinensis from the Pleistocene, Taiwan, with a paleogeographic implication of the species. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 69:17–25.

Li, Chun, X.-c. Wu, Li-jun Zhao, Tamaki Sato et Li-ting Wang. 2012. A new archosaur (Diapsida, Archosauriformes) from the marine Triassic of China. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 36(5):1064–1081. (auteur correspondant)

Cheng, Yen-nien, X.-c. Wu, Tamaki Sato et Hsi-yin Shan. 2012. A new Eosauropterygian (Diapsida, Sauropterygia) from the Triassic of China. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 36(6):1335-1349. (auteur correspondant)

Wu, X.-c., Yen-nien Cheng, Chun Li, Li-jun Zhao et Tamaki Sato. 2011. New information on Wumengosaurus delicatomandibularis Jiang et al., 2008 (Diapsida: Sauropterygia), with a revision of the osteology and phylogeny of the taxon. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 31: 70-83.

Sato, Tamaki et X.-c. Wu. 2011. Braincase of a Polycotylid Plesiosaur (Reptilia: Sauropterygia) from the Upper Cretaceous of Manitoba, Canada. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 31: 313-329.

Shang, Qing-hua, X.-c. Wu et Chun Li. 2011. A new eosauropterygian from Middle Triassic of eastern Yunnan Province, southwestern China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 49: 155-171.

Li, Chun, Olivier Rieppel, X.-c. Wu, Li-jun Zhao et Li-ting Wang. 2011. A new Triassic marine reptile from southwestern China. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 31: 303-312.

Sato, Tamaki, Yen-nien Cheng, X.-c. Wu et Chun Li. 2010. Osteology of Yunguisaurus Cheng et al, 2006 (Reptilia; Sauropterygia), a Triassic pistosauroid from China. Paleontological Research 14: 179-195.

Ji, Qing, X.-c. Wu et Cheng, Y.-n. 2010. Cretaceous choristoderan reptiles gave birth of living young. Naturwissenschaften, DOI 10.1007/s00114-008-0364-1. (auteur correspondant)

Shan, H.-y., Wu, X.-c., Cheng, Y.-n., & Sato. T. 2009. A new tomistomine (Crocodylia) from the Miocene of Taiwan. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 46: 529-555. (auteur correspondant)

Zhao, L.-j., Sato, T., Li, C., Liu, J. et X.-c. Wu. 2009. The new specimen of Miodentosaurus brevis, Cheng et al., 2007. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 48: 1-10. (auteur correspondant)

Wu, X.-c., P. Currie, Z.-m. Dong, S.-g. Pang, & T. Wang. 2009. A new theropod dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic of Lufeng, Yunnan, China. Acta Geologica Sinica 83: 9-24.

Cheng, Y.-n., Holmes, R., Wu, X.-c., & Alfonso, N. 2009. Sexual dimorphism and life history of Keichousaurus hui (Reptilia: Sauropterygia). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29: 401-408.

Wu, X.-c., Cheng, Y.-n., Sato, T., et Shan, His-yin. (2009). Miodentosaurus brevis Cheng et al., 2007 (Diapsida: Thalattosauria): Its Postcranial Skeleton and Phylogenetic Relationships. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 47(1): 1-20.

Wu, X.-c., Currie, P.J., Dong, Z., Pan, S. et Wang T. (2009). A New Theropod Dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic of Lufeng, Yunnan, China. Acta Geologica Sinica 83(1): 9-24.

Cheng, Y.-n., Ji, Q., et Wu, X.-c. (2008). Oviraptorosaurian Eggs (Dinosauria) with Embryonic Skeleton Discovered for the First Time in China. Acta Geologica Sinica 82(6): 1089-1094.

Holmes, R., Cheng, Y.-n. et Wu, X.-c. (2008). New Information on the Skull of Keichousaurus hui (Reptilia: Sauropterygia) with Comments on Sauropterygian Interrelationships. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 28: 76-94.

Li, J.-l. and Wu, X.-c. (2008). Crocodylomorpha. pp 182-210 Dans Li, J.-l., Wu, X.-c. and Zhang, F.-c. (Éditeurs), The Chinese Fossil Reptilians and Their Kins. Science Press, Beijing, 474 pp.

Li, C., Wu, X.-c., Rieppel, O., Wang L.-t., et Zhao, L.-j. (2008). An Ancestral Turtle from the Late Triassic of Southwestern China. Nature 456: 497-501.

Li, J.-l. and Wu, X.-c. et Zhang, F.-c. (Éditeurs) (2008). The Chinese Fossil Reptiles and Their Kins. Science Press, Beijing, 474 pp.

Lü, J.-c., Ji, S.-a, Dong, Z.-m. et Wu, X.-c. (2008). An Upper Cretaceous Lizard with a Lower Temporal Arcade. Naturwissenschaften 95: 663-669.

Sato, T. and Wu, X.-c. (2008). A New Jurassic Pliosaur from Melville Island, Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Revue canadienne des sciences de la Terre 45: 303-320.

Wu, X.-c. et Sun, A-l. (2008). Archosauromorpha. pp 167-182 Dans Li, J.-l., Wu, X.-c., and Zhang, F.-c. (Éditeurs), The Chinese Fossil Reptilians and Their Kins. Science Press, Beijing, 474 pp.

Cheng, Y.-N., Wu, X.-c. et Sato, T. (2007). A New Thalattosaurian (Reptilia: Diapsida) from the Upper Triassic of Guizhou, China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 45: 246-260.

Wu, X.-c., Brinkman, D. B., Eberth, D. et Braman, D. (2007). A New Ceratopsian Dinosaur (Ornithischia) from the Uppermost Horseshoe Canyon Formation (Upper Maastrichtian), Alberta, Canada. Revue canadienne des sciences de la Terre 44: 1243-1265.

Cheng, Y.-N., Sato, T. et Wu, X.-c. (2006). A Pistosaur-Like Marine Reptile from the Middle Triassic of China. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 26(2): 501-504.

Li, C., Wu, X.-c., et al. (2006). An Unusual Archosaur from the Marine Triassic of China. Naturwissenschaften 93(4): 200-206.

Sato, T. et Wu, X.-c. (2006). Review of Plesiosaurians (Reptilia: Sauropterygia) from the Upper Cretaceous Horseshoe Canyon Formation in Alberta, Canada. Paludicola 5: 150-169.

Sato, T., Cheng, Y.-n., Wu, X.-c, Zelenitsky, D.K., et Hsiao, Y.-f. (2005). A Pair of Shelled Eggs in a Female Dinosaur. Science 308: 375.

Cheng, Y.-n. Wu, X.-c. et Ji, Q. (2004). Triassic Marine Reptiles Gave Birth to Live Young. Nature 432: 383-386.

Sato, T., Li, C., et Wu, X.-c. (2003). Restudy of Bishanopliosaurus youngi Dong 1980, a Freshwater Plesiosaurian from the Jurassic of Chongqing, China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 41: 33-47.

Wu, X.-c. 2003. Functional Morphology of the Temporal Region in the Rhynchocephalia. Revue canadienne des sciences de la Terre 40: 589-607.

Wu, X.-c., Li. Z., Zhou, B.-c. et Dong, Z.-m. (2003). A Polydactylous Aminote from the Triassic Period. Nature 426: 516.

Xu, X., Norrel, N., Wang, X.-L., Makovikey, P.J., et Wu, X.-c. (2002). A Basal Troodontid from the Early Cretaceous of China. Nature 415: 780-784.

Liu, J, Wu, X.-c. et Li, J.-l. (2001). The First Reptile from the Tongchuan Formation and its Stratigraphical Significance. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 39: 67-71.

Wu, X.-c., Brinkman, D.B. et Fox, R.C. (2001). A New Eusuchian Crocodyliform (Archosauria) from the Basal Paleocene of Red Deer Rover Valley, Southern Alberta. Revue canadienne des sciences de la Terre 38: 1689-1704.

Wu, X.-c., Cheng, Z.-w. et Russell, A.P. (2001). Cranial Anatomy of a New Crocodyliform of "Mesosuchian Grade" (Archosauria: Crocodylomorpha) from the Lower Cretaceous of Song-Liao Plain, Northeastern China. Revue canadienne des sciences de la Terre 38: 1653-1663.

Wu, X.-c., Liu, J., et Li, J.-L. (2001). The Anatomy of the First Archosauriform (Diapsida) from the Terrestrial Upper Triassic of China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 39: 153-174.

Wu, X.-c. et Russell, A.P. (2001). Redecoration of Turfanosuchus dabanensis (Archosauriformes) and New Information on its Phylogenetic Relationships. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 21: 40-50.

Wu, X.-c., Russell, A.P. et Brinkman, D.B. (2001). A Review of Leidyosuchus canadensis Lambe, 1907 (Archosauria: Crocodylia) and an Assessment of Cranial Variation based upon New Material. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 38: 1665-1687.

Wu, X.-c., Russell, A.P. et Cumbaa, S.L. (2001). Terminonaris (Archosauria: Crocodyliformes): New Material from Saskatchewan, Canada, and Comments on its Phylogenetic Relationships. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 21: 492-514.

Xu, X. et Wu, X.-c. (2001). Cranial Morphology of Sinornithosaurus millenii Xu et al. 1999 (Dinosauria: Theropoda: Dromaeosauridae) from the Yixian Formation of Liaoning, China. Revue canadienne des sciences de la Terre 38: 1739-1752.