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vvnP-hafqhqh1620589.jpg Xinhua:Rare dinosaur fossils found in east China

  Simulated image shows how dinosaurs incubate. (Photo provided by Yunnan University and the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology under the Chinese Academy of Sciences)
  A group of rare incubating dinosaur fossils has been unearthed in east China's Jiangxi Province, shedding light on repr...
2.jpg Xinhua:Researchers date when ancient birds, feathered dinosaurs began to molt

  BEIJING, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- When did ancient birds and feathered dinosaurs start to molt, and how? Researchers from China and Israel have jointly unveiled the mystery.
  According to research published in the journal Current Biology, ancient birds began to molt sequentially at least 70 million years ago so ...
W020200819532475373014.jpg Xinhua:Scientists find evidence of dinosaurs' growth patterns

  BEIJING, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- An international research team has discovered that dinosaurs developed yearly growth lines on their bones throughout their lives, a find that sheds light on growth patterns of the ancient animals.
  Scientists from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IV...
反鸟类与现代鸡的卵巢滤泡对比照片.jpg Xinhua:Chinese scientists find new evidence of birds' reproductive evolution

  BEIJING, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- Chinese scientists confirmed that bird ovaries can be preserved in fossils, providing evidence for the reproductive evolution of birds.
  Like most animals, dinosaurs, which are the ancestor of birds, had two ovaries, while modern birds have only the left ovary. When birds lost the...
Xinhua:Ancient DNA reveals genetic history of East Asians

  BEIJING -- Chinese researchers reported on Friday that an analysis of sequenced ancient genomes revealed a major episode of admixture of ancient humans in East Asia, suggesting that population movement played a profound role in the early genetic history of East Asians.
  Researchers from the Institute of Vert...
face.jpg Xinhua:Diet evolution may have helped birds survive Cretaceous mass extinction

  BEIJING, April 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese scientists have revealed that the evolution of diet may have helped birds survive the Cretaceous mass extinction of species, according to a study published online in the journal BMC Evolutionary Biology.
  In the Cretaceous mass extinction 65 million years ago, evergreen ...
138958110_15863407932011n.jpg Xinhua:Chinese scientists report new findings on unique pterosaur fossil

  The fossilized skeleton of the first complete pterosaur skeleton discovered in China is on exhibition at the Paleozoological Museum of China in Beijing. (Photo provided by the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences)
  Pterosaurs are the first vertebrates ...
Xinhua:Ancient bird skeleton points to arid past of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

  BEIJING, April 4 (Xinhua) -- Scientists have found a new species of sandgrouse in rocks dating back 6 to 9 million years in northwest China's Gansu Province, pointing to dry, arid habitats near the edge of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau as it rose to its current extreme altitude.
  The new species, found by resear...
1s.jpg Xinhua:Scientists find possible evidence of chromosomes, DNA preserved in dinosaur fossils

  Cartilage cells from skull of Hypacrosaurus nestlings. On the left are two cells at the end of cell division, showing material consistent with condensed nuclei. Right in the middle is the higher magnification of another cell that shows chromosomes. On the right is an isolated dinosaur cartilage cell reacting wi...
0108.jpg Xinhua:New research shows evolution of pterosaur's tongue

  BEIJING, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- Chinese scientists have found a fossilized pterosaur with part of the hyoid - the arched bone that supports the tongue - intact, indicating the evolution and function of the creature's tongue.
  Scientists discovered the first basihyal, a part of the hyoid, in a pterosaur named Gl...
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