About Us
Research
People
International Cooperation
News
Education & Training
Join Us
Societies & Publications
Papers
Resources
Collection House
Links
Oldest Actinopterygian from China Provides New Evidence for the Origin of Ray-Finned Fishes
  Osteichthyans or bony fishes comprise two divisions, each containing over 32,000 living species: Sarcopterygii (lobe-finned fishes and tetrapods) and Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes). Nevertheless, actinopterygians have an obscure early evolutionary history. The earliest definitive actinopterygian is the Middle Devonian (Eifelia...
Societies & Publications
    Research Progress
New Species from the Pliocene of Tibet Reveals Origin of Ice Age Mountain Sheep New Species from the Pliocene of Tibet Reveals ...

  Modern wild sheep, Ovis, is widespread in the mountain ranges of the Caucasus through Himalaya, Tibetan Plateau, Tianshan-Altai, eastern Siberia, and the Rocky Mountains in North America. In Eurasia, fossil sheep are known by a few isolated r...
New Oligocene Primates from China Highlight Key Evolutionary Period New Oligocene Primates from China Highlight Key...

  Profound environmental and faunal changes are associated with climatic deterioration during the Eocene-Oligocene transition (EOT) roughly 34 million years ago. Primates are among the most environmentally sensitive of all mammals. Reconstructi...
    News and Events
Primate fate: Chinese fossils illuminate key evolutionary period Primate fate: Chinese fossils illuminate key ev...
By Will DunhamReuters May 6, 2016
  The left lower jaw of Yunnanadapis folivorus, one of six new fossil primate species found in southern China, is pictured in this undated handout photo. Xijun Ni/Chinese Academy of Sciences/Handout via Reuters
...
China Daily:Research Shows DNA Dating back 45,000 Years Ago China Daily:Research Shows DNA Dating back 45,0...

  Interspecies sex between ancient humans and Neanderthals – a relative of our ancestors who had smaller figure and low, flat, elongated skulls like dwarfs in the in The Lord of the Rings – had given 1.6 to 1.8 percent Neanderthals' gene to e...
Extinct Tibetan Fox: <EM>Vulpes qiuzhudingi</EM>   Sexually Dimorphic <EM>Hamipterus tianshanensis</EM> and Their Tridimensionally Preserved Eggs   Oldest Ionoscopiform Fish:<EM>Robustichthys luopingensis</EM>   Nearest Ancestor of Living Bears: <EM>Ursavus tedfordi</EM>   The scanilepiform ray-finned fish <EM>Fukangichthys longidorsalis</EM>   New Specimens of <EM>Yanornis</EM> Indicate a Digestive System of Living Birds   Bizarre Bovid Species Found from the Late Miocene of Linxia Basin, China   Large Anseriform Fossils Found From the Late Eocene of Xinjiang, China   New Enantiornithine Bird with Scansorial Adaptations   Oldest Ionoscopiform Fish Found from the Middle Triassic of South China  
Copyright © 2009 ivpp.ac.cn All rights reserved