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IVPP Paleontologist Chang Mee-mann Presented With a Prestigious Award in Paris
  Paleontologist Dr. CHANG Meemann (ZHANG Miman), a senior professor of Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP), Chinese Academy of Sciences, has been recognized by UNESCO and the L'Oréal Foundation as one of five outstanding female scientists from around the world for “her pioneering work on fossil recor...
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Cretaceous Bird Clarifies Early Trophic Evolution in the Ornithuromorpha Cretaceous Bird Clarifies Early Trophic Evoluti...

  In a new study published Jan 30 in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, a team of researchers from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP), Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Lingyi University in Shandong, has sho...
How ancient genomics unveils the prehistory of humans How ancient genomics unveils the prehistory of ...

  In the last decade, the field of ancient DNA has flourished, with unprecedented success in sequencing genome-wide data from ancient specimens. The majority of the research has focused on past humans, both modern humans with a close relationsh...
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Xinhua:Ancient grass grazers survive to be today's elephants Xinhua:Ancient grass grazers survive to be toda...

  We may not see elephants roaming the prairies or forests today, if their distant ancestors had not learned to graze on grass about 16 million years ago. Their active adaption to the environment helped the species to survive.
  Life restorat...
Phy.org: Feeding habits of ancient elephant relatives uncovered from grass fragments stuck in their teeth Phy.org: Feeding habits of ancient elephant rel...

  Phytoliths of grass and foliage found adhered to a molar of Gomphotherium connexum (bottom-right) from the Miocene deposits of Junggar Basin, Xinjiang, China. The bar chart from the bottom-left indicate relative abundance of different phytoli...
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