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New Species of Ornithuromorph Bird Found from the Lower Cretaceous of Northeastern China In a paper published online October 29 in the journal of Chinese Science Bulletin (CSB), a team of young researchers from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (IVPP) described a new species of bird from the new Sihedang locality of the Yixian Formation, part of the Jehol Grou...
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Extraordinary Fossil Reveals the Origin of Mating by Copulation Extraordinary Fossil Reveals the Origin of Mati...
A profound new discovery announced October 19 in Nature by an international team led by world-renowned palaeontologist, Flinders University Professor John Long, reveals how the intimate act of sexual intercourse first evolved in our deep distant a...
First Asian Coelophysoid Dinosaur Discovered in Lufeng, Yunnan, China First Asian Coelophysoid Dinosaur Discovered in...
Coelophysoid dinosaurs represent the earliest major radiation of neotheropods. These small-to-medium-sized agile bipeds lived throughout much of Pangaea during the Late Triassic–Early Jurassic. However, despite the well-documented discoveries of ...
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First 3D pterosaur eggs found with their parents First 3D pterosaur eggs found with their parents

  This image depicts ecological reconstructions of Hamipterus. Credit: Chuang Zhao
  Researchers have discovered the first three-dimensionally preserved pterosaur eggs in China. The eggs were found among dozens, if not hundreds, of pterosaur ...
Stunning fossil eggs provide insight on ancient flying reptiles Stunning fossil eggs provide insight on ancient...

  By By Will Dunham June 5, 2014 12:23 PM
  An artist rendition depicts ecological reconstructions of Hamipterus, the flying reptiles that lived …
  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A spectacular fossil find in China - a prehistoric egg extravaganza...
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  
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