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Scientists Discover Two New Species of Ancient, Burrowing Mammal Ancestors</br>120-million-year-old animals evolved “scratch digging” traits independently
  A joint research team led by Dr. MAO Fangyuan and Dr. ZHANG Chi from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Prof. MENG Jin from the American Museum of Natural History have discovered two new species of mammal-like, burrowing animals that lived about 120 million ...
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Climate Change Influences Biodiversity Evolution of Birds: Study Climate Change Influences Biodiversity Evolutio...

  A research team from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences found that the biodiversity evolution of birds had been influenced mainly by long-term climatic changes and also by ...
New Findings on Devonian“Platypus Fish” Cast Light on Evolution of Modern Jawed Vertebrates New Findings on Devonian“Platypus Fish” Cast ...

  New findings on the brain and inner ear cavity of a 400-million-year-old platypus-like fish cast light on the evolution of modern jawed vertebrates, according to a study led by Dr. ZHU Youan and Dr. LU Jing from the Institute of Vertebrate Pa...
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Ecns:3-year-old dinosaur larva fossil unearthed in Yunnan Ecns:3-year-old dinosaur larva fossil unearthed...

  Archaeologists work on the site in Lufeng, Yunnan Province. (Photo/China News Service)
  (ECNS) -- A 1.7-meter-long dinosaur larva fossil not belonging to any known genus has been unearthed from the Early Jurassic strata in Lufeng, Yunnan P...
Ecns: Chinese scientists discover neopterygian fish fossil 244 mln-year ago Ecns: Chinese scientists discover neopterygian ...

  The well-preserved fossil specimen of a new colobodontid, Feroxichthys panzhouensis sp. nov., is presented by Xu Guanghui, a researcher from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ap...
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