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First Enantiornithine with Pintail Elucidates Role of Sexual Selection in Early Bird Plumage
  Do you still remember the first time you saw a male peacock show off his beautiful, extravagant tail feathers to potential mates? What was your reaction? Astonished, for sure, but maybe you also wondered how this bird could survive with such costly and clumsy ornaments. Such counterintuitive features inspired Darwin to first intro...
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290-million-year-old 'Shark' with Large Petal-shaped Teeth Found in China for the First Time 290-million-year-old 'Shark' with Large Petal-s...

  The fossil of a 290-million-year-old ‘shark’ with petal-shaped teeth was found in China for the first time, according to GAI Zhikun, an associate researcher at the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chi...
First Giant Dinosaur Fossils from Xinjiang Hami Pterosaur Fauna Found First Giant Dinosaur Fossils from Xinjiang Hami...

  A joint Sino-Brazilian research team led by Dr. WANG Xiaolin from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has reported new dinosaur fossils from the Early Cretaceous Hami Pteros...
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Xinhua: Ancient fossils of new rodent species discovered in NW China Xinhua: Ancient fossils of new rodent species d...
3D reconstruction of the fossil teeth of Yuomys robustus (Photo/Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology)
  Chinese scientists have discovered ancient fossils in Northwest China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region and confirmed the...
Global Times: Fossils of new dinosaur species discovered in Xinjiang, named after Silk Road and Hami Global Times: Fossils of new dinosaur species d...

  (Photo/Courtesy of Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology)
  Chinese palaeontologists, together with a team from Brazil, have discovered two new dinosaur species dated back to 130 million ye...
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