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Unique Early Cretaceous bird from China provides window into the early evolution of birds and flight
  A new extinct species of bird from a 127 million-year-old fossil deposit in northeastern China provides new information about the different evolutionary paths and experiments birds experienced during the early evolution of flight. Writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Drs. Min Wang, Thomas Stidham,...
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New transitional fossils from China show how alvarezsaurian dinosaurs evolved monodactyl hand New transitional fossils from China show how al...

  Digit reduction occurs many times in tetrapod evolution, and the most famous example is the 'horse series' of North America. An international research team announced the discovery of two new Chinese dinosaurs today: Bannykus and Xiyunykus, in...
Xinhua:Dinosaur fossils found in China may lead to rethink of ancient continents Xinhua:Dinosaur fossils found in China may lead...

  LONDON, July 24 (Xinhua) -- Fossils of a sauropod species have been newly discovered in China, which might change how researchers think these dinosaurs evolved, and how entire continents were linked 174 million years ago, according to a study...
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National Geographaic: 'Messy' New Species of Dinosaur-Era Bird Discovered National Geographaic: 'Messy' New Species of Di...

  Paleontologists in China have discovered a new species of fossil bird that they say reveals a pivotal point in the evolution of flight, when birds had lost the long bony tail seen in dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus and the early bird Archaeop...
Xinhua:New Dinosaurs Discovered in China Reveal Myth of Reduced Xinhua:New Dinosaurs Discovered in China Reveal...

  Two new dinosaurs discovered in China may help solve the long mystery of how some of these creatures reduced and lost their "fingers" through evolution.
  Flexible fingers have helped primates hunt and gather food, or even invent and use to...
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