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a male Hamipterus.jpg Stunning fossil eggs provide insight on ancient flying reptiles

  By By Will Dunham June 5, 2014 12:23 PM
  An artist rendition depicts ecological reconstructions of Hamipterus, the flying reptiles that lived …
  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A spectacular fossil find in China - a prehistoric egg extravaganza from 120 million years ago - is providing unique insight into the lif...
图.jpg IVPP scientists receive 2013 State Natural Science Award of China
IVPP scientists were conferred a second-class award of the 2013 State Natural Science Award (SNSA) in recognition of their achievements in the project “Studies on Origin and Early Evolution of Osteichthyes”. The award presentation ceremony was held today (January 10) in Beijing.
  Osteichthyes, known as the bony...
tab pic.jpg IVPP’s Study Selected as One of Discover’s Top 100 Stories of 2013
One research discovery from Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP), Chinese Academy of Sciences, "The oldest known primate skeleton and early haplorhine evolution", developed by Dr. Xijun Ni, and his collaborators from USA and France, was honored as the 48th of this year's top 100 science ...
site of Sima de los Huesos.jpg Nature:Hominin DNA baffles experts
By Ewen Callaway 04 December 2013
  Location of the Middle Pleistocene site of Sima de los Huesos (yellow) as well as Late Pleistocene sites that have yielded Neanderthal DNA (red) and Denisovan DNA (blue).
  Another ancient genome, another mystery. DNA gleaned from a 400,000-year-old femur from Spain has reveal...
Entelognathus life reconstruction2.jpg Nature:Ancient fish face shows roots of modern jaw
Primitive vertebrate's sophisticated mandible rewrites evolutionary tree.
  Eliot Barford 25 September 2013
  The newly described armoured fish showed in this reconstruction lived 419 million years ago but already had the bony jaw seen in modern fish and most other vertebrates. Brian Cho
  It may be hard to s...
Entelognathus life reconstruction2.jpg The Conversation:Extraordinary ‘missing link’ fossil fish found in China

  Finding Entelognathus is a revelation comparable to the discovery of Archaeopteryx. Brian Choo
  A spectacular new “missing link” fossil has been unearthed in China. The 419 million year old armoured fish, called Entelognathus, meaning “complete jaw” solves an age-old debate in science. For palaeontologis...
Science: Authenticity of China’s Fabulous Fossils Gets New Scrutiny (PDF)
PNAS: Mortgaging the Future of Chinese Paleontology (PDF)
ScienceNow:Earliest Bird Claim Ruffles Feathers

  Early bird? Artist's reconstruction (right) of a claimed 160-million-year-old avian skeleton (left) found in China.
  Credit: (fossil, left) Thierry Hubin/IRSNB; (reconstruction, right) Masato Hattori
  During the Jurassic period, between about 200 million and 145 million years ago, some meat-eating dinosau...
ScienceDaily: Skulls of Early Humans Carry Telltale Signs of Inbreeding
Mar. 18, 2013 — Buried for 100,000 years at Xujiayao in the Nihewan Basin of northern China, the recovered skull pieces of an early human exhibit a now-rare congenital deformation that indicates inbreeding might well have been common among our ancestors, new research from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Washing...
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