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New York Times:Near-Complete Fossil Offers Insight on Early Fish
In trying to make evolutionary sense of the bony fish (and, by extension, land vertebrates) scientists have been hampered by a lack of completeness. Most of the earliest fossils of bony fish, dating to the Silurian period more than 416 million years ago, are fragmentary — a jawbone here, a tooth there.
  Brian Ch...
Nature: Beyond the Age of Fishes
Michael I. Coates
  Discovery of an unusually intact and ancient fossil fish provides further evidence that the search for modern vertebrate origins requires breaking out of the Devonian and into the preceding period.
  As a rule, the earliest fossils of living groups tend to be scrappy, and such fragments lend ...
China Daily :Bony fish fossil find clue for vertebrate origins
BEIJING -- Chinese scientists` discovery of an intact and ancient fish fossil might bring the search for modern vertebrate origins out of the Devonian age (416 to 359 million years ago) and into the preceding period.
  In early May 2008, Zhu Min, a scientist with the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoa...
The Associated Press: China's Gobi desert source of rare dinosaur find

  By CHI-CHI ZHANG – 3 days ago
  BEIJING (AP) — Left on their own by adults, the young dinosaurs sank into the mud beside a lake and died 90 million years ago in what would become the Gobi Desert.
  The well-preserved fossils, excavated by a team of Chinese and American scientists, offer a rare bounty of c...
Media reports: 'Peking Man' Older Than Thought

  `Peking Man` Older Than Thought
  Science Daily (press release) - ‎Mar 12, 2009‎
  ScienceDaily (Mar. 13, 2009) — A new dating method has found that "Peking Man" is around 200000 years older than previously thought, suggesting he somehow ...
  Ancient `Peking Man` Much Older Than Thought
  ...
Nature: Peking man was cool

  The age of Homo erectus, known familiarly as Peking Man, has been hotly debated. This week Shen et al. use a recently developed dating technique that computes deposits to be about 770,000 years old — about 300,000 years earlier than usually thought. The cover shows a replica skull reconstructed from several H....
69TH MEETING OF THE SOCIETY OF VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY, AND 57TH MEETING OF THE SOCIETY OF VERTEBRATE PALAEONTOLOGY AND COMPARATIVE ANATOMY
69TH MEETING OF THE SOCIETY OF VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY, AND 57TH MEETING OF THE SOCIETY OF VERTEBRATE PALAEONTOLOGY AND COMPARATIVE ANATOMY
  September 23-26, 2009, Bristol
  The Palaeobiology and Biodiversity Research Group at the University of Bristol is proud to host the 69th Annual Meeting of the Society of ...
LiveScience.com: Dinosaur Wore Primitive Down Coat
By Jeanna Bryner, Senior Writer
  posted: 12 January 2009 05:00 pm ET
  When alive, Beipiaosaurus would have sported shorter feathers on its entire body with tufts of long, broad feathers on its head, tail and trunk. Credit: Reconstruction by Zhao Chuang and Xing Lida.
  The evolution of the flashy down coat h...
Discovery Channel: Earliest Feathers for Show, Not Flight
Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News
  Jan. 12, 2009 -- The world`s first feathers probably had nothing to do with flight or staying warm but were instead for showy display purposes, according to a new study that documents the most primitive known version of feathers, which were found on a Chinese dinosaur.
  The din...
Times Online: Downy dinosaur found in China was an early bird

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  Lewis Smith, Environment Reporter
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