Dr. Lida Xing (born 1982)

Dr. Lida XING
Associate Professor

Amber articles


In Review & In Press

18 Xing, L.D., O'Connor, J.K., Schmitz, L., Chiappe, L.M., McKellar, R.C., Li, G. In review. Extreme dentition in smallest known Mesozoic dinosaur.
17 Chou, C.Y., Xing, L.D*. 2019. Vertebrate remains in amber around the world. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica
16 Xing, L.D., McKellar, R.C., O'Connor, J.K., Niu, K.C., Mai, H.J. 2019. A mid-Cretaceous enantiornithine foot and tail feather preserved in Burmese amber. Scientific Reports
15 Xing, L.D., Wang, D.H*., Li, G., McKellar, R.C., Bai, M., Chen, H.R., Evans, S.E*. 2019. Possible egg masses from amphibians, gastropods, and insects in mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. Historical Biology DOI: 10.1080/08912963.2019.1677642
14 Neubauer,T.A*., Xing, L.D*., Jochum, A. 2019. Bristly business: first record of a snail with periostracal hairs preserved in Burmese amber. iScience  DOI:10.1016/j.isci.2019.09.034


13 Xing, L.D*., O'Connor, J.K*., Chiappe, L.M., McKellar, R.C., Carroll, N., Bai, M., Lei, F.M. 2019. A new enantiornithine (Aves: Ornithothoraces) with unusual pedal proportions found in amber. Current Biology 29(14): 2396-2401. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2019.05.077
12 Xing, L.D., McKellar, R.C*., O'Connor, J.K*., Bai, M.,Tseng, K.W., Chiappe, L.M, 2019. A fully feathered enantiornithine foot and wing fragment preserved in mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. Scientific Reports 9:927 DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-37427-4
11 Xing, L.D., Ross, A.J*., Stilwell, J.D., Fang, J., McKellar, R.C. 2019. Juvenile snail with preserved soft tissue in mid-Cretaceous amber from Myanmar suggests a cyclophoroidean (Gastropoda) ancestry. Cretaceous Research 93: 114–119. DOI: 10.1016/j.cretres.2018.09.013


10 Xing, L.D., McKellar, R.C., Gao, Z.Z*. 2018. Cretaceous hitchhikers: a possible phoretic association between a pseudoscorpion and bird in Burmese amber. Acta Geologica Sinica (English edition) 92(6): 2434–2435.
9 Xing, L.D., Cockx, P., McKellar, R.C.,* O'Connor, J.K., 2018. Ornamental feathers in Cretaceous Burmese amber: resolving the enigma of rachis-dominated feather structure. Journal of Palaeogeography 7:13 DOI: 10.1186/s42501-018-0014-2
8 Xing, L.D., Caldwell, M.W*., Chen, R., Nydam, R.L., Palci, A., Simões, T.R., McKellar, R.C., Lee, M.S.Y., Liu, Y., Shi, H.L., Wang, K., Bai, M. 2018. A Mid-Cretaceous Embryonic-To-Neonate Snake in Amber from Myanmar. Science Advances 4, eaat5042. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aat5042
7 Xing, L.D*., Stanley, E., Bai, M., Blackburn, D.C*. 2018. The earliest direct evidence of frogs in wet tropical forests from Cretaceous Burmese amber. Scientific Reports 8:8770. DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-26848-w
6 Xing, L.D., O'Connor, J.K., McKellar, R.C*., Chiappe, L.M., Bai, M., Tseng, K.W., Zhang,J., Yang, H.D ., Fang, J., Li, G*. 2018. A flattened enantiornithine in mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber: morphology and preservation. Science Bulletin 63: 235–243. DOI: 10.1016/j.scib.2018.01.019
5 Xing, L.D*., Sames, B*., Xi, D.P. McKellar, R.C., Bai, M., Wan, X.Q. 2018. A gigantic marine ostracod (Crustacea: Myodocopa) trapped in mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. Scientific Reports 8: 1365. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-19877-y


4 Guo, M.X., Xing, L.D., Wang, B., Zhang, W.W., Wang, S., Shi, A.M., Bai, M*. 2017. A catalogue of Burmite inclusions. Zoological Systematics, 42(3): 249–379. DOI: 10.11865/zs.201715
3 Xing, L.D., O'Connor, J.K*., McKellar, R.C., Chiappe, L.M., Tseng, K.W., Li, G., Bai, M*. 2017. A mid-Cretaceous enantiornithine (Aves) hatchling preserved in Burmese amber with unusual plumage. Gondwana Research 49: 264–277. DOI: 10.1016/j.gr.2017.06.001


2 Xing, L.D., McKellar, R.C., Xu, X., Li, G., Bai, M., Persons, W.S.IV., Miyashita, T., Benton, M.J., Zhang, J.P., Wolfe, A.P., Yi, Q.R., Tseng, K.W., Ran, H., Currie, P.J., 2016. A feathered dinosaur tail with primitive plumage trapped in mid-Cretaceous amber. Current Biology 26, 3352–3360. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.10.008
1 Xing, L.D*., McKellar, R.C*., Wang, M*., Bai, M*., O’Connor, J.K., Benton, M.J., Zhang, J.P., Wang, Y., Tseng, K.W., Lockley, M.G., Li, G., Zhang, W.W., Xu, X*. 2016. Mummified precocial bird wings in mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. Nature Communications 7:12089. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms12089

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