Ji Shu’an


Details of the Faculty or Staff

Address: Institute of Geology,Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences Baiwanzhuang Road 26, Beijing, 100037 P.R. China

Emai: jishu_an@sina.com

Tel: 010-68994637

Education Experience

  • 1986 Peking University.; B.S.M.S.
  • 1989 Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences.;
  • 2002 China University of Geosciences (Beijing).; Ph.D.

Professional Experience

10 / 2014 – present Institute of Geology of Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, Mesozoic vertebrate fossils and related stratigraphy.; Researcher.

12 / 2008 – 9 / 2004 Peking University, School of Earth and Space Sciences.; Postdoctor.

10 / 2002 – 9 / 2004 Geological Museum of China, Mesozoic vertebrate fossils and related stratigraphy.; Researcher.

Research interests

Awards and Honors, Academic posts

He is a member of the Paleontological Experts Committee of China (December 2010 - present), a council member of the Palaeontological Society of China (October 2009 - present), and a council member of the Chinese Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (November 2006 - present).

Scientific Research Projects

He is currently or has been responsible for 3 planned projects and 6 work projects of the China Geological Survey, 2 general projects of National Natural Science Foundation of China, 1 key project of Department of Land and Resources of Henan Province; participating in 1 subject of Key Basic Research Project of China (973 Program), 2 key projects and 1 general project of National Natural Science Foundation of China, and 2 projects of China Geological Survey. He has published more than 80 papers, of which 5 papers were published on Nature or Science (1 first author).


  1. Ji Shu’an, Ji Qiang & Padian K, 1999. Biostratigraphy of new pterosaurs from China. Nature, 398: 573-574.
  2. Ji Shu-an, Atterholt J, O’Connor J K, et al., 2011. A new, three-dimensionally preserved enantiornithine bird (Aves: Ornithothoraces) from Gansu Province, north-western China. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Sociey, 162: 201-219.
  3. Ji Shu’an & Ji Qiang, 2007. Jinfengopteryx  compared to Archaeopteryx, with comments on the mosaic evolution of long-tailed avialan birds. Acta Geologica Sinica, 81(3): 177-182.
  4. Ji Shu’an, Gao Chunling, Liu Jinyuan, et al., 2007. New material of Sinosauropteryx (Theropoda: Compsognathidae) from western Liaoning, China. Acta Geologica Sinica, 81(2): 177-182.
  5. Ji Shu’an, Ji Qiang, Lü Junchang, et al., 2007. A new giant compsognathid dinosaur with long filamentous integuments from Lower Cretaceous of northeastern China. Acta Geologica Sinica, 81(1): 8-15.
  6. Ji Shu’an, 2005. A new Early Cretaceous lizard with well-preserved scale impressions from western Liaoning, China. Progress in Natural Science, 15(2): 162-168.
  7. Ji Shu’an & Ji Qiang, 2004. Postcranial anatomy of the Mesozoic Dalinghosaurus (Squamata): evidence from a new specimen of western Liaoning. Acta Geologica Sinica, 78(4): 897-906.
  8. Ji Shu’an, Ji Qiang, You Hailu, et al., 2006. Webbed foot of an Early Cretaceous ornithurine bird Gansus from China. Geological Bulletin of China, 25(11): 1295-1298.
  9. Ji Shu-An & Ren Dong, 1999. First record of lizard skin fossil from China with description of a new genus (Lacertilia: Scincomorpha). Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica, 24(1): 118-124.
  10. Marugan-Lobon J, Chiappe L M, Ji Shu-an, et al., 2011. Quantitative patterns of morphological variation in the appendicular skeleton of the Early Cretaceous bird Confuciusornis. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 9(1): 91-101.
  11. Ji Qiang, Ji Shu-an & Zhang Li-jun, 2009. First large tyrannosauroid theropod from the Early Cretaceous Jehol Biota of northeastern China. Geological Bulletin of China, 28(10): 1369-1374.
  12. Lü Jun-chang, Ji Shu-an, Dong Zhi-ming, et al., 2008. An Upper Cretaceous lizard with a lower temporal arcade. Naturwissenschaften, 95: 663-669.
  13. Chiappe L M, Ji Shu’an & Ji Qiang, 2007. Juvenile birds from the Early Cretaceous of China: implications for enantiornithines ontogeny. American Museum Novitates, 3594: 1-46.
  14. Ji Qiang, Ji Shu-An, Cheng Yen-Nien, et al., 2004. Pterosaur egg with a leathery shell. Nature, 432: 572.
  15. Pol D, Ji Shu’an, Clark J M, et al., 2004. Basal crocodyliforms from the Lower Cretaceous Tugulu Group (Xinjiang, China), and the phylogenetic position of Edentosuchus. Cretaceous Research, 25(4): 603-622.
  16. Tong Haiyan, Ji Shu-an & Ji Qiang, 2004. Ordosemys (Testudines: Cryptodira) from the Yixian Formation of Liaoning Province, northeastern China: new specimens and systematic revision. American Museum Novitates, 3438: 1-20.
  17. Chiappe L M, Ji Shu’an, Ji Qiang, et al., 1999. Anatomy and systematics of the Confuciusornithidae (Theropoda: Aves) from the Late Mesozoic of northeastern China. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 242: 1-89.