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Science News: Long-Sought Fossil Mammal With Transitional Middle Ear

  The skeleton of the new mammal Liaoconodon hui (dorsal view of the holotype, IVPP V16051, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Beijing). (Credit: Meng, et al 2011 ( Nature))
  Paleontologists from the American Museum of Natural History and the Chinese Academy of Sciences announce the d...
Chinese Paleontologists Raise Doubts About a Cheetah Fossil in Science
In a 24 December 2010 News Focus story in Science, Dr. DENG Tao, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP), Chinese Academy of Sciences, presented a query for a 2009 PNAS paper by Per Christiansen of the Zoological Museum in Copenhagen and Ji H. Mazák of the Shanghai Science and Technology ...
IVPP's Professor Elected Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
ZHANG Miman (Meemann Chang), Professor of Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences, was recently elected to the position of Foreign Member to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden. The Royal Swedish Acad...
Science:Altering the Past: China’s Faked Fossils Problem
National Geographic: First One-Fingered Dinosaur FoundNational Geographic: First One-Fingered Dinosaur Found—Dug for Bugs?
Linhenykus likely used long digit to probe termite mounds.
  An artist's rendering of the one-fingered, short-armed new dinosaur Linhenykus monodactylus.
  Illustration courtesy Julius T. Csotonyi
  John Roach
  for National Geographic News
  Published January 24, 2011
  Dig this: A parrot-size dinosaur ...
IVPP's Research Ranks China's Top Ten Science Achievements of 2010
China's Top Ten Science Achievements of 2010, conducted by The Supervising Center of Basic Research, Ministry of Science and Technology of China, released on Jan 18, 2011. One research discovery from Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP), Chinese Academy of Sciences, “Human remains from ...
IVPP research is part of Discover magazine's Top 100 Science Stories of 2010

  Fig.1:Fossilized pigment organelles reveal the true colors of Sinosauropteryx (Courtesy of Dr. ZHANG Fucheng)
  One research discovery from Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP), Chinese Academy of Sciences, “Fossilized melanosomes and the colour of Cretaceous dinosaurs and birds...
National Geographic: Oldest Modern Human Outside of Africa Found
Chinese fossil challenges traditional early-human time line, study says.
  Several views of a human jawbone and molars found in a Chinese cave.
  Diagram courtesy Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  Rachel Kaufman
  for National Geographic News
  Publis...
Morphology, Phylogeny and Paleobiogeography of Fossil Fishes
The study of fossil fishes has advanced significantly over the past few years, giving scientists a rare opportunity to understand the origin and early evolution of major vertebrate groups, ranging from the jawless agnathans to piscine gnathostomes (placoderms, acanthodians, chondrichthyans and osteichthyans). This b...
NatureNews:Top dinosaur hunters are worst at naming
The more fossil species you describe, the less likely the names are to stick.
  Zoë Corbyn
  Edward Cope named 64 dinosaur species, but only 9 of his names are still in use.Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
  Those palaeontologists who name the most new dinosaur species are the least likely to get it right, ...
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