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New Findings Unveil a Missing Piece of Human Prehistory
  A joint research team led by Prof. FU Qiaomei from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences sequenced the ancient genomes of 31 individuals from southern East Asia, thus unveiling a missing piece of human prehistory.
  The study was published in Cell on June 24.
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Tiny ancient bird from China shares skull features with <EM>Tyrannosaurus rex</EM> Tiny ancient bird from China shares skull featu...

  Researchers from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have discovered a 120-million-year-old partial fossil skeleton of a tiny extinct bird that fits in the palm of the hand ...
New Discovery Shows Tibet as Crossroads for Giant Rhino Dispersal New Discovery Shows Tibet as Crossroads for Gia...

  The giant rhino, Paraceratherium, is considered the largest land mammal that ever lived and was mainly found in Asia, especially China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, and Pakistan. How this genus dispersed across Asia was long a mystery, however. A ne...
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China Daily: Giant rhino find offers clues to plateau's past China Daily: Giant rhino find offers clues to p...

  LANZHOU-Researchers confirmed recently that a previously unknown species of giant rhino lived in the region of today's Qinghai-Tibet Plateau some 26.5 million years ago, providing insight into the evolution of both the large land mammal and t...
China Daily:New species of giant rhino discovered in Gansu China Daily:New species of giant rhino discover...

  The 26.5-million-year-old giant rhino Paraceratherium linxiaensewas discovered in Gansu province recently. (Provided to chinadaily.com.cn)
  A 26.5-million-year-old giant rhino was discovered in Gansu province recently.
  A Sino-U.S. coll...
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