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Cretaceous Bird Clarifies Early Trophic Evolution in the Ornithuromorpha
  In a new study published Jan 30 in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, a team of researchers from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP), Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Lingyi University in Shandong, has shown that a previously described specimen of Hongshanornis longicresta from the Shandong Tia...
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How ancient genomics unveils the prehistory of humans How ancient genomics unveils the prehistory of ...

  In the last decade, the field of ancient DNA has flourished, with unprecedented success in sequencing genome-wide data from ancient specimens. The majority of the research has focused on past humans, both modern humans with a close relationsh...
Exceptionally Preserved Eggs and Embryos Reveal the Life History of a Pterosaur Exceptionally Preserved Eggs and Embryos Reveal...

  The pterosaur record is generally poor, and pterosaur eggs are even rarer. Only a handful of isolated occurrences of eggs and embryos have been reported so far. Three-dimensionally preserved eggs include one from Argentina and five reported f...
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Science:Ancient flying reptiles cared for their young, fossil trove suggests Science:Ancient flying reptiles cared for thei...
A spectacular fossil find is providing tantalizing new clues about the habits of pterosaurs, ancient flying reptiles that lived at the same times as dinosaurs. The cache of more than 200 fossil eggs found with bones of juvenile and adult animals i...
BBC News:New evidence on how birds took to the air BBC News:New evidence on how birds took to the...

  Skeletal changes that helped birds take to the air happened 120 million years ago, during the hey day of dinosaurs, according to a specimen from China.
  Features such as fused bones were thought to be present only in relatively advanced bi...
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