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Mitochondrial Genome of 22,000-year-old Giant Panda From Southern China Reveals New Panda Lineage
  The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) is a flagship species for endangered species conservation. Once distributed across southern China and Southeast Asia, and historically covering a vast territory, the surviving pandas today belong to several divergent genetic populations located only in Shaanxi province or Gansu and Sichuan ...
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Song From The Distant Past, A New Fossil Pheasant From China Preserves A Super-Elongated Windpipe Song From The Distant Past, A New Fossil Pheasa...

  A well preserved, nearly complete skeleton of a new extinct species of pheasant that lived between 7 and 11 million years ago adjacent to the northeastern edge of the Tibetan Plateau in China preserves the oldest evidence of a bird having mod...
IVPP Paleontologist Chang Mee-mann Presented With a Prestigious Award in Paris IVPP Paleontologist Chang Mee-mann Presented Wi...

  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 out...
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National Geographic: Long-Lost Panda Relative Revealed by 22,000-Year-Old Fossil National Geographic: Long-Lost Panda Relative R...

  A young giant panda eats bamboo in the Chengdu Research Base of the Giant Panda Breeding Center in China.
  Photograph by Jak Wonderly, National Geographic Creative
  In August 2014, paleoanthropologist Yingqi Zhang and his team descended...
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...
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