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New transitional fossils from China show how alvarezsaurian dinosaurs evolved monodactyl hand
  Digit reduction occurs many times in tetrapod evolution, and the most famous example is the 'horse series' of North America. An international research team announced the discovery of two new Chinese dinosaurs today: Bannykus and Xiyunykus, in the journal Current Biology, which shed light on how alvarezsaurian dinosaurs reduced and...
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Xinhua:Dinosaur fossils found in China may lead to rethink of ancient continents Xinhua:Dinosaur fossils found in China may lead...

  LONDON, July 24 (Xinhua) -- Fossils of a sauropod species have been newly discovered in China, which might change how researchers think these dinosaurs evolved, and how entire continents were linked 174 million years ago, according to a study...
Mitochondrial Genome of 22,000-year-old Giant Panda From Southern China Reveals New Panda Lineage Mitochondrial Genome of 22,000-year-old Giant P...

  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 se...
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Xinhua:New Dinosaurs Discovered in China Reveal Myth of Reduced Xinhua:New Dinosaurs Discovered in China Reveal...

  Two new dinosaurs discovered in China may help solve the long mystery of how some of these creatures reduced and lost their "fingers" through evolution.
  Flexible fingers have helped primates hunt and gather food, or even invent and use to...
EurekAlert: Fossil turtle didn't have a shell yet, but had the first toothless turtle beak EurekAlert: Fossil turtle didn't have a shell y...

  There are a couple of key features that make a turtle a turtle: its shell, for one, but also its toothless beak. A newly-discovered fossil turtle that lived 228 million years ago is shedding light on how modern turtles developed these traits....
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