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Neopterygian Fish with Secondary Sexual Characteristics Found from the Middle Triassic of China
  Secondary sexual characteristics are features that appear at sexual maturity and distinguish the two sexes of a species. Studies of secondary sexual characteristics in a species are vital for fully understanding its behavior, reproduction, and evolution. Secondary sexual characteristics are easily observed and studied in living an...
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Earliest-known Treeshrew Fossil Found in Yunnan, China Earliest-known Treeshrew Fossil Found in Yunnan...

  Treeshrews are widely considered a “living model” of an ancestral primate, and have long been called“living fossils”. Actual fossils of treeshrews, however, are extremely rare. In a paper published 14 January in Scientific Reports (6), Dr...
New basal ornithuromorph bird found in China New basal ornithuromorph bird found in China

  A new species of Early Cretaceous bird was reported on January 6th in Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society by Min Wang, Zhonghe Zhou and Shuang Zhou from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP), Chinese Acad...
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LiveScience:Tiny Bird Fossil Solves Big Mystery About Life After Dinosaurs LiveScience:Tiny Bird Fossil Solves Big Mystery...

  A teeny-tiny fossilized bird skeleton is helping researchers understand the explosive rate at which birds diversified after the dinosaur age, new research shows.
  The newfound skeleton dates back to about 62.5 million to 62 million years a...
China Daily:Pterosaurs take flight from the sands of time China Daily:Pterosaurs take flight from the san...

  The discovery of a number of fossils at a site in northwestern China was a closely guarded secret for nearly 10 years. Now, the ancient relicts are set to go on display, as Cheng Yingqi reports from Hami prefecture, the Xinjiang Uygur autonom...
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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