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New Specimens of <EM>Yanornis</EM> Indicate a Digestive System of Living Birds In a recent paper describing ten new specimens of Yanornis martini identified by the director of the Shandong Tianyu Museum of Natural History Mr. Xiaoting Zheng, an international team of scientists lead by Dr. Jingmai O’Connor of the Institute of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP), Chinese Academy of Sciences, reve...
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Bizarre Bovid Species Found from the Late Miocene of Linxia Basin, China Bizarre Bovid Species Found from the Late Mioce...
Numerous Neogene mammal fossils have been excavated in Hezheng area, Gansu province since the 1970s. Two fossil skulls of a bizarre bovid were discovered in recent years. In an article published in the journal of Science China (Earth Sciences) 57 ...
Large Anseriform Fossils Found From the Late Eocene of Xinjiang, China Large Anseriform Fossils Found From the Late Eo...
The fossil record of anseriforms in the Paleogene of the Northern Hemisphere is somewhat limited in terms of its overall diversity. Much of that early Cenozoic record is of the extinct Presbyornithidae, known from the Middle Paleocene through the ...
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IVPP scientists receive 2013 State Natural Science Award of China IVPP scientists receive 2013 State Natural Scie...
IVPP scientists were conferred a second-class award of the 2013 State Natural Science Award (SNSA) in recognition of their achievements in the project “Studies on Origin and Early Evolution of Osteichthyes”. The award presentation ceremony was h...
IVPP’s Study Selected as One of Discover’s Top 100 Stories of 2013 IVPP’s Study Selected as One of Discover’s To...
One research discovery from Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP), Chinese Academy of Sciences, "The oldest known primate skeleton and early haplorhine evolution", developed by Dr. Xijun Ni, and his collaborators from U...
Largest known haramiyid: <EM>Arboroharamiya jenkinsi</EM>   A New Thalattosaur:<em>Concavispina biseridens</em>   A New Oviraptorid Dinosaur:<em>Wulatelong gobiensis</em>   Oldest Known Fossil Primate Skeleton:<em>Archicebus achilles</em>   Hominin teeth  from the late Middle Pleistocene cave site of Panxian Dadong   Leg (hindlimb) Feathers First discovered in Early Birds   First Discovery of Fossilized Ovaries in Early Birds   the visualization of the placental ancestor—a small, insect-eating animal   The earliest known stem-tetrapod: <em>Tungsenia paradoxa</em>   Oldest flying fish fossil: <em>Potanichthys xingyiensis</em> (Thoracopteridae)  
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