Paleontologists from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology have reported a detailed scientific study of limb size evolution across the theropod-bird transition.
Researchers systematically documented the morphologic variation of reef corals and terrestrial sediment input during the Middle-Late Mississippian, and uncovered the relationship between size changes in reef corals and terrestrial input during the onset of the late Palaeozoic Ice Age.
A research group from the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology has for the first time discovered shallow-marine testate amoebae as exquisitely preserved vase-shaped microfossils from the Lower Devonian Cangwu Formation in Guangxi, southwestern China.
Chinese scientists have found the fossil of ichthyosaurs, a species of large extinct marine reptiles which first appeared around 250 million years ago, in the Himalayas region. It's the second time for Chinese scientists to find the fossil of the special aquatic reptiles since the 1960s when they were discovered for the first time.
Researchers from China and the United Kingdom have discovered fossils of a previously unknown eurypterid, more commonly referred to as a sea scorpion, dating back 450 million years to the Ordovician period in east China's Zhejiang Province, the earliest recorded in the country.
The earliest sea scorpion from China was found in end-Ordovician Anji Biota in Zhejiang province, south China, according to a study led by researchers from the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology.
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