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New Cretaceous Mammal Provides Evidence for Separation of Hearing and Chewing Modules
  A joint research team led by MAO Fangyuan from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and MENG Jin from the American Museum of Natural History reported a new symmetrodont, Origolestes lii , a stem therian mammal from the Early Cretaceous Jehol Biota, in China’s Lia...
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New Cretaceous Mammal Fossil Sheds Light on Evolution of Middle Ear New Cretaceous Mammal Fossil Sheds Light on Evo...

  Researchers from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) have reported a new species of multituberculate – a type of extinct M...
New Finding on Origin of Avian Predentary in Mesozoic Birds New Finding on Origin of Avian Predentary in Me...

  The predentary bone is one of the most enigmatic skeletal elements in avian evolution. Located at the tip of the lower jaw, this bone is absent in more primitive birds and in living birds; it is thought to have been lost during evolution. For...
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Xinhua:Ancient fossils clarify evolution of mammalian hearing Xinhua:Ancient fossils clarify evolution of mam...

  BEIJING, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- Researchers have discovered ancient fossils of a new Cretaceous mammal species in northeast China's Liaoning Province, finding a missing piece of the jigsaw puzzle of mammalian hearing evolution.
  The research w...
Xinhua:China Focus: Scientists mark 90th anniversary of Peking Man's discovery Xinhua:China Focus: Scientists mark 90th annive...

  BEIJING, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- Global paleontologists gathered in Beijing Monday to mark the 90th anniversary of the discovery of the first skull of Peking Man, the homo erectus that lived in the suburbs of today's capital of China about 700,000...
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