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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...
Fig. 1. The holotype of Origolestes lii in ventral (left) and dorsal (right) views (Rendered by Fangyuan Mao)..jpg Xinhua:Ancient fossils clarify evolution of mammalian hearing

  BEIJING, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- Researchers have discovered ancient fossils of a new Cretaceous mammal species in northeast China's Liaoning Province, finding a missing piece of the jigsaw puzzle of mammalian hearing evolution.
  The research was jointly conducted by paleontologists from the Institute of Vertebra...
IMG_6548.JPG Xinhua:China Focus: Scientists mark 90th anniversary of Peking Man's discovery

  BEIJING, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- Global paleontologists gathered in Beijing Monday to mark the 90th anniversary of the discovery of the first skull of Peking Man, the homo erectus that lived in the suburbs of today's capital of China about 700,000 years ago.
  Nearly 200 Chinese and foreign scholars attended the i...
f7.jpg Xinhua:Chinese Cretaceous fossil sheds new light on evolution of mammalian middle ear

  BEIJING, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese scientists have found the fossil of a new Cretaceous mammal species in northeast China's Liaoning Province, shedding new light on the evolution of the mammalian middle ear.
  The research was jointly conducted by paleontologists from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontolog...
TIM截图20190711150110.jpg Postdoc Position in Computational Phylogenetics

  A postdoc position is available in the lab of Dr. Chi Zhang in the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Beijing, China. The position is available immediately, and is for two years initially, with possible extension upon progress.
  We are deve...
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