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Science News: Dinosaur fossil reveals creature of a different feather
By Sid Perkins
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  EnlargeA DIFFERENT FEATHERPaleontologists have discovered what they say is a new type of fossilized feather. The team has observed a stiff, unbranched filament on a specimen of Beipiaosaurus,, a previously known species of dinosaur that also sported other ty...
Media on China finds of "largest dinosaur fossil site" in world

  Big dinosaur fossils find in, India - Dec 31, 2008PTI Paleontologists in China claim to have found the world`s biggest deposit of dinosaur bones in the old city of Zhucheng in Shandong province on country`s ...
  Chinese scientists claim discovery of earth`s largest dinosaur, Canada - ..., Thailand --Worlds largest dino fossil site reveals first Asian triceratops
January 7th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI -
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Newscientist--China's dinosaur 'graveyard' yields triceratops' cousin
One of the world`s biggest dinosaur graves, in China, has yielded a key discovery: the 2-metre-long skull of a ceratopsid, a close relative of the triceratops. It is the first evidence that ceratopsids lived beyond North America.
  Since March 2008, over 7600 fossils have been found at the site in Zhucheng city, s...
Times Online-- World's 'largest dinosaur fossil site' found in China
The remains of an enormous platypus have been found in China amongst what is believed to be the largest group of fossilised dinosaur bones ever discovered.
  Palaeontologists have dug up more than 7,000 bones in 15 separate areas in Zhucheng City, known locally as ‘Dinosaur City’, in China’s eastern Shandong pr..., Canada--Chinese scientists claim discovery of earth's largest dinosaur fossil site
CBC News
  A dinosaur fossil field discovered this year in eastern China is being touted as the largest of its kind on earth, according to a Chinese paleontologist.
  Scientists have found more than 7,600 fossils in a field at Zhucheng city in eastern Shandong province, said Zhao Xijin, a paleontologist with the...
Xinhua, China--Experts: Shandong dinosaur fossil field "world's largest" 2008-12-29 20:01:03
  JINAN, Dec. 29 (Xinhua) -- A dinosaur fossil field discovered this year in eastern China appears to be the largest in the world, a paleontologist told Xinhua on Monday.
  More than 7,600 fossils have been discovered so far in Zhucheng City in eastern Shandong Province...
China Daily:220m-year-old turtle fossils found in Guizhou
By Lin Shujuan (China Daily)
  Newly discovered fossils of a primitive turtle species, the oldest of its kind found in the world, gives credence to the belief that turtles originated from an aquatic environment and its shell formed before its dorsal carapace, according to today`s Nature magzine.
  A group of Chi...
Scientific American: How did turtles get their shells?
Ever wonder how a turtle got its shell? You`re not the only one. Evolutionary biologists and paleontologists have long been stumped by the question. But a recently unearthed turtle fossil, the oldest on record, may hold the answer. Researchers report in Nature today that the fossil indicates shells evolved as an ext...
National Geographic News:Oldest Turtle Found; May Crack Shell-Evolution Mystery
Fossils of the oldest-known turtles, unearthed in southwestern China, may help answer an evolutionary enigma—how did the turtle get its shell?
  The 220-million-year-old animals did not have full shells, or carapaces, on their backs, researchers found.
  But the newfound creatures did sport fully developed plas...
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