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fig3.jpg New Leptoceratopsid Found from the Upper Cretaceous of Shandong Province, China

  The leptoceratopsids are a group of small, quadrupedal horned dinosaurs that have so far been found exclusively in the Upper Cretaceous of Asia and western North America. With a typical body length of about two meters, they are much smaller than the contemporary ceratopsids.
  HE Yiming, a Ph. D. student of I...
New Enantiornithine Bird with an Aerodynamic Tail Found in China

  A new species of Mesozoic bird was published on December 31 in Current Biology by a collaboration of scientists from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP), Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Shandong Tianyu Museum of Nature, providing strong evidence that enantiornithines posses...
Well-Preserved Homo Erectus Skull Discovered in Eastern China

  Scientists have discovered a “well-preserved” Homo erectus skull, teeth and other skull bones at the Hualongdong archaeological site in Zhongzhi County of Anhui Province, eastern China, as announced in a news conference on November 20 in Anhui Province.
  “The skull was estimated to be between 150,000 and ...
道县福岩洞外景及发现的47枚人类牙齿化石2.jpg Earliest Modern Humans in Southern China Recast History of Early Human Migration

  The hominin record from southern Asia for the early Late Pleistocene epoch is scarce. Well-dated and well-preserved fossils older than 45,000 years that can be unequivocally attributed to Homo sapiens are lacking. In a paper published October 15 online in Nature, Dr. LIU Wu, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology...
New discovery of Late Miocene Hipparion fossils from Baogeda Ula, Inner Mongolia, China

  Hipparionine horses were extensively distributed in North America and the Old World, and they were especially abundant during the Late Miocene and Pliocene in Eurasia. As a result, Hipparion fossils are important biological markers for stratigraphic correlations as well as climatic and environmental reconstruct...
New Enantiornithine Bird Reveals the Refinement for Cranial Kinesis Occurring Early in Avian Evolution

  Enantiornithes is the most diverse Mesozoic birds. Approximately half of the known global diversity of Enantiornithes is from the Early Cretaceous Jehol Biota of China. The Jehol birds are usually complete and articulated, but compressed in two dimensions. Consequently, key features regarding some skeletal elem...
New Streamlined Galeaspid (Jawless Fish) Found From the Lower Devonian of Yunnan, China

  The Galeaspida is a clade of armored jawless vertebrates. Most galeaspids have a strongly flattened head-shield, dorsally set eyes, and a ventral mouth, indicating a benthic lifestyle moving on sandy or muddy substrates in coastal, marine environment. Dr. ZHU Min, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoa...
Big Cats' Predatory Strategy Reflected by a Bovid Fossil of 2 Million Years Ago From Gansu, China

  A nearly complete Leptobos brevicornis mandible from the Early Pleistocene of Longdan locality in Gansu Province, northwestern China was described by LI Yikun, one of Ph.D. students from Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His paper was recently published in ...
人化石标本3.jpg Scientists Discover an Early Modern Human with a Recent Neanderthal Ancestor

  Neanderthals are thought to have disappeared in Europe approximately 39,000–41,000 years ago but they have contributed 1–3% of the DNA of present-day people in Eurasia. Surprisingly, analyses of present-day genomes have not yielded any evidence that Neanderthals mixed with modern humans in Europe, despite the...
Latest-known Diadectomorph Discovered from the Upper Permian of China

  Diadectomorpha is a clade of Permo-Carboniferous tetrapods, which was previously only reported from North America and Germany. Although this clade is only moderately diverse, it is central to discussions of Late Palaeozoic vertebrate evolutionary history. It is the first and most diverse example of high-fibre h...
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