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Scientists Discover an Early Modern Human with a Recent Neanderthal Ancestor
  Neanderthals are thought to have disappeared in Europe approximately 39,000–41,000 years ago but they have contributed 1–3% of the DNA of present-day people in Eurasia. Surprisingly, analyses of present-day genomes have not yielded any evidence that Neanderthals mixed with modern humans in Europe, despite the fact that Neanderth...
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Latest-known Diadectomorph Discovered from the Upper Permian of China Latest-known Diadectomorph Discovered from the ...

  Diadectomorpha is a clade of Permo-Carboniferous tetrapods, which was previously only reported from North America and Germany. Although this clade is only moderately diverse, it is central to discussions of Late Palaeozoic vertebrate evolutio...
Bizarre Jurassic Dinosaur with Membranous Wings Discovered in China Bizarre Jurassic Dinosaur with Membranous Wings...

  A research team led by Professor XU Xing, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP), Chinese Academy of Sciences, and ZHENG Xiaoting, Shandong Tianyu Museum of Nature, reported a new scansoriopterygid theropod, Yi qi g...
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Feathered fossils from China reveal dawn of modern birds Feathered fossils from China reveal dawn of mod...

  By Michael Balter
  Put yourself on the planet 130 million years ago. Most of the animals, from horned dinosaurs to swimming, predatory plesiosaurs, would be deeply alien, not to say terrifying. But rising from the wetlands and winging acro...
Scientists Discover Pigeon-size Dinosaur With Bat Wings Scientists Discover Pigeon-size Dinosaur With B...
By Will Dunham, Reuters WASHINGTON - Scientists in China on Wednesday described one of the weirdest flying creatures ever discovered, a pigeon-size dinosaur with wings like a bat that lived not long before the first birds. The dinosaur, named Yi q...
Extinct Tibetan Fox: <EM>Vulpes qiuzhudingi</EM>   Sexually Dimorphic <EM>Hamipterus tianshanensis</EM> and Their Tridimensionally Preserved Eggs   Oldest Ionoscopiform Fish:<EM>Robustichthys luopingensis</EM>   Nearest Ancestor of Living Bears: <EM>Ursavus tedfordi</EM>   The scanilepiform ray-finned fish <EM>Fukangichthys longidorsalis</EM>   New Specimens of <EM>Yanornis</EM> Indicate a Digestive System of Living Birds   Bizarre Bovid Species Found from the Late Miocene of Linxia Basin, China   Large Anseriform Fossils Found From the Late Eocene of Xinjiang, China   New Enantiornithine Bird with Scansorial Adaptations   Oldest Ionoscopiform Fish Found from the Middle Triassic of South China  
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