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Evidence of the colour of Cretaceous dinosaurs and birds found
Spectacular fossils from the Early Cretaceous Jehol Group of northeastern China have greatly expanded our knowledge of the diversity and palaeobiology of dinosaurs and early birds, and contributed to our understanding of the origin of birds, of flight, and of feathers. Pennaceous (vaned) feathers and integumentary f...
New basal synapsid supports Laurasian origin for therapsids
Dr. June Liu, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and his collaborators, recently describe a new large predatory synapsid, Raranimus dashankouensis gen. et sp. nov., from the Middle Permian of Dashankou in China which has a unique combination of therapsid and sphe...
A new Lower Cretaceous bird from China and tooth reduction in early avian evolution

  Dr. Zhonghe Zhou, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and his colleagues, recently described a new avian genus and species, Zhongjianornis yangi gen. et sp. nov., a nearly complete and articulated skeleton, from the Lower Cretaceous lacustrine deposits of the...
A long-limbed lizard from the Upper Jurassic/Lower Cretaceous of Daohugou, Ningcheng, Nei Mongol, China
Lizards are now relatively well known from the Jehol Group of northeastern China, seven taxa having been named from the group or equivalent horizons. Dr. Yuan Wang, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences,and his collaborator, Dr. Susan E. Evans, UniversityCollegeLondo...
A new Early Cretaceous salamander (Regalerpeton weichangensis gen. et sp. nov.) from the Huajiying Formation of northeastern China
Dr. Yuan Wang, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, and his team recently described an Early Cretaceous salamander, Regalerpeton weichangensis gen. et sp. nov., from Weichang, Hebei Province, northeastern China. Their discoveries helped resolve highly controversial aspects of caudate phylogen...
An unusual long-tailed pterosaur with elongated neck from western Liaoning of China
Dr. Xiaolin Wang and his colleagues of Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, recently described a new long-tailed pterosaur, Wukongopterus lii gen. et sp. nov, an almost complete skeleton (IVPP V15113) representing an individual with an estimated wing span of 730 mm...
CENOGRAMS OF FOSSIL MAMMALS INDICATED LATE CENOZOIC ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES IN THE LINXIA BASIN (GANSU, CHINA)
CENOGRAMS OF FOSSIL MAMMALS INDICATED LATE CENOZOIC ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES IN THE LINXIA BASIN (GANSU, CHINA)
  The evolutionary history of mammalian communities is significant for reconstructing past environments and climate. A cenogram is a rank-ordered body mass distribution of non-predatory terrestrial mammal s...
The origin and early evolution of feathers: insights from recent paleontological and neontological data
    The origin and early evolution of feathers: insights from recent paleontological and neontological data
  Recent paleontological and neontological studies on feathers and feather-like integumentary structures have improved greatly our understanding of the origin and early evolution of feathers. New observa...
The Homo sapiens Cave hominin site of Mulan Mountain, Jiangzhou District, Chongzuo, Guangxi with emphasis on its age
JIN ChangZhu1†, PAN WenShi2, ZHANG YingQi1, CAI YanJun3, XU QinQi1, TANG ZhiLu1, WANG Wei4, WANG Yuan1, LIU JinYi1, QIN DaGong2, R. Lawrence Edwards5 & CHENG Hai5
  1 Key Laboratory of Evolutionary Systematics of Vertebrates, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP), Chinese Academy of S...
A newly discovered Gigantopithecus fauna from Sanhe Cave, Chongzuo, Guangxi, South China

  ChangZhu Jin1 , DaGong Qin2, WenShi Pan2, ZhiLu Tang1, JinYi Liu1, Yuan Wang1, ChengLong Deng3, YingQi Zhang1, Wei Dong1 and HaoWen Tong1
  (1) Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100044, China
  (2) School of Life Sciences, Peking University, Be...
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