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Nearest Ancestor of Living Bears Discovered from Gansu, China In the last ten years or so, a number of skulls of Indarctos, Agriotherium and Ursavus have been collected from the Late Miocene deposits in the Linxia Basin. Since so far no complete Ursavus skull has ever been found and reported, and a number of questions pertaining to the origin, phylogeny and classification of the Ursinae are quite...
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Functional Analysis Reveals Miocene Fossil Pig’s Foraging Behavior Functional Analysis Reveals Miocene Fossil Pig...
Foraging behavior and adaptations for feeding in the context of habitat condition have been studied widely in living suids (pigs) but rarely in their fossil relatives. A study published in Science China: Earth Sciences (5) compared the skull and m...
Re-examination of <EM>Fukangichthys</EM> Provides New Insights into the Evolution of Early Actinopteran Fishes Re-examination of Fukangichthys Provides New In...
The scanilepiform ray-finned fish Fukangichthys longidorsalis, from the Middle Triassic non-marine Kelamayi Formation of Xinjiang, China, was previously described incompletely, with many of its morphological characteristics unnoticed or misidentif...
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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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