Research Updates

Updatetime: 2024-02-08

An Anatomically Preserved Cone-Like Flower from the Lower Cretaceous of China. (Life,

Dying in the Sun: Direct evidence for elevated UV-B radiation at the end-Permian mass extinction. (Science Advances.

Micro-CT results exhibit ovules enclosed in the ovaries of Nanjinganthus. (Scientific Reports.

Anatomy, palaeoautecology and phylogenetic affinity of tubular Glossolites magnus from the early Cambrian Chengjiang biota, South China. (Papers in Palaeontology.

Early diagenetic imprints and U-Th isotope systematics of fossil land snail shells from the Chinese Loess Plateau. (Quaternary Geochronology.

Ice Volume and Insolation Forcing of Abrupt Strengthening of East Asian Winter Monsoon During Glacial Inceptions.. (Geophysical Research Letters.

Combining paleomagnetic and ReOs isotope data to date hydrocarbon generation and accumulation processes. (Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth.

Allometry in Late Devonian Podocopa ostracods (Crustacea) and its implications for ostracod ontogeny. (Papers in Palaeontology.

Sedimentary facies and carbon isotopes of the Upper Carboniferous to Lower Permian in South China: Implications for icehouse to greenhouse transition. (Global and Planetary Changes.

Rise of Event: insights from the Upper Ordovician Xiazhen Formation of South China. (Journal of Paleontology.

Middle Devonian (Givetian) coral-stromatoporoid patch reefs from the Lazhuglung Formation, Xizang (Tibet) and their palaeoecological and palaeogeographical implications. (Palaeoworld.

The first brachiopod fauna following Late Ordovician mass extinction: Evidence from late Hirnantian brachiopods of Zhenxiong, Yunnan, SW China.. (Acta Palaeontologica Sinica.

Origin and early evolution of complex organisms. (Chinese Science Bulletin.

Fossil Evidence Suggests That Angiosperms Flourished in the Middle Jurassic. (Life.

Frenguellia (Lycopsida) from the uppermost Devonian of West Junggar, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, NW China, and its implications on protolepidodendralean leaf morphology and paleophytogeography. (Journal of Paleontology.

An ontogenetic study of Eospirigerina putilla (Brachiopoda). (Palaeoworld.

Spatio-temporal distribution of the Cambrian maceriate reefs across the North China Platform. (Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.

Tonian carbonaceous compressions indicate that Horodyskia is one of the oldest multicellular and coenocytic macro-organisms. (Communications Biology.

Silurian freshwater arthropod from northwest China. (Papers in Palaeontology.

Extraordinarily early Venus flower basket sponges (Hexactinellida, Euplectellidae) from the uppermost Ordovician Anji Biota, China. (Palaeontology.

A Middle Ordovician Burgess Shale-type fauna from Castle Bank, Wales (UK). (Nature Ecology & Evolution.

The first documentation of an Ordovician eurypterid (Chelicerata) from China. (Journal of Paleontology.

Mayflies as resource pulses in Jurassic lacustrine ecosystems.(Geology.

Collapse of tropical rainforest ecosystems caused by high-temperature wildfires during the end-Permian mass extinction. (Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

Shallow-marine testate amoebae with internal structures from the Lower Devonian of China. (iScience.

Carbonaceous macrofossils from the early Mesoproterozoic Gaoyuzhuang Formation in the Yanshan Range, North China. (Precambrian Research.

Colonial coral resilience by decreasing size: reaction to increased detrital influx during onset of the late Palaeozoic Ice Age. (Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Calibrating the Early Cretaceous Urho Pterosaur Fauna in Junggar Basin and implications for the evolution of the Jehol Biota. (GSA Bulletin.

Fungal-induced fossil biomineralization. (Current Biology.

A multi-dimensional dataset of Ordovician to Silurian graptolite specimens for virtual examination, global correlation, and shale gas exploration. (Earth System Science Data.

New trilobite assemblage from the lower Cambrian (upper Stage 4) of the Lake Zone, western Mongolia. (Journal of Paleontology.

Early Katian, Late Ordovician, heliolitine corals from southern Kuruktag in northeastern Tarim Basin of China. (Acta Palaeontologica Polonica.

A palynoflora of southern Xinjiang, China, and the proximity of the Tarim Plate to western Gondwana during the Llandovery (Silurian). (Journal of Asian Earth Sciences.

Enhanced Continental Weathering as a Trigger for the EndDevonian Hangenberg Crisis. (Geophysical Research Letters.

A new reef classification model with insights into Phanerozoic evolution of reef ecosystems. (Sedimentology.

The Proterozoic Qinggouzi microfossil assemblage and its biostratigraphic constraints on the Great Unconformity in northeastern North China Craton. (Precambrian Research.

Widespread mermithid nematode parasitism of Cretaceous insects, (eLife.

Dynamic process of turbidity current-induced benthic-marine oxygenation evidenced by sequential ichnocoenoses: An example from a Late Permian oxygen-deficient basin. (Geological Journal.

Comment on “Ultrastructure reveals ancestral vertebrate pharyngeal skeleton in yunnanozoans.” (Science..

Comment on “Ultrastructure reveals ancestral vertebrate pharyngeal skeleton in yunnanozoans.”(Science..

Katian (Late Ordovician) sphinctozoan-bearing reefs: Hybrid carbonates before the glacial maximum. (Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.

The central Qiangtang Metamorphic Belt in northern Tibet is an in-situ Paleo-Tethys Ocean: Evidence from newly discovered Late Devonian radiolarians. (Gondwana Research.

Soft body reconstruction of a reptile fossil by the nondestructive elemental mapping with a newly designed XRF. (Island Arc.

Tonian discoidal fossils from North China: Relating discs to worm-like annulated tubes and their paleoecological and evolutionary implications. (Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.

AConstraining multi-stage and protracted oil generation of alkaline lacustrine source rocks by heteroatomic compounds. (Organic Geochemistry.

How similar are the venation and cuticular characters of Glossopteris, Sagenopteris and Anthrophyopsis. (Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology.

First fossil record of Canarium (Burseraceae) from the middle Miocene of Fujian, Southeastern China and its paleoecological implications. (Palaeoworld.

Phylogenomics of weevils revisited: data curation and modelling compositional heterogeneity. (Biology Letters

A new stiodermatid (Hexactinellida, Porifera) from the latest Ordovician of Anhui, South China and its significance for searching the missing link between the Cambrian and late Palaeozoic stiodermatid lineage. (Historical Biology

A remarkable new halichondrid demosponge, Ptilospongia hemisphaeroidalis, from the latest Ordovician Beigong Biota, South China(Estonian Journal of Earth Sciences

Parrotia flower blooming in Miocene rainforest. (Journal of Systematics and Evolution

Musculature of an early Cambrian cycloneuralian animal. (Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Constraints on the expanse of Greater India in the Early Cretaceous from radiolarians. (Earth and Planetary Science Letters

Global sea-level fall triggered EdiacaranCambrian unconformity in North China craton. (Earth and Planetary Science Letters

Animating fossilized invertebrates by motion reconstruction. (National Science Review

New artiopodan euarthropods from the Chengjiang fauna (Cambrian, Stage 3) at Malong, Yunnan, China. (Acta Palaeontologica Polonica

Carbonate lithium isotope systematics indicate cooling triggered mass extinction during the Frasnian-Famennian transition. (Global and Planetary Change

A new gymnospermous stem from the Moscovian (Carboniferous) of North China, and its palaeoecological significance for the Cathaysian Flora at the early evolutionary stage. (Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology

First record of plant-plant facilitative interaction from the Moscovian (Pennsylvanian, upper Carboniferous) of North China. (Palaeoworld

Age of the Silurian Tangchiawu, Kangshan and Jukeng formations (with marine red beds) in eastern South China. (Journal of Stratigraphy

Temporal and spatial distribution of the late Silurian deposits in the Yangtze region, South China, and their geological significance. (Journal of Stratigraphy

First fossil record of Pelekium (Thuidiaceae) from the middle Miocene Zhangpu amber in Asia. (Historical Biology

First fossil record of Trichosteleum (Bryophyta: Sematophyllaceae) from mid-Miocene Zhangpu amber in Asia. (Palaeoentomology

Evolution of Silurian phytogeography, with the first report of Aberlemnia (Rhyniopsida) from the Pridoli of West Junggar, Xinjiang, China. (Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology

Mercury contents and isotope ratios in marine and terrestrial archives across the Cretaceous/Paleocene boundary. (Earth-Science Reviews

The earliest fossil mosquito. (Current Biology

Diversity dynamics, faunal turnover and radiation pattern of the Middle Ordovician trilobites in South China. (Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology

Katian (Late Ordovician) trilobites of the North Qilian Mountains and their palaeogeographical implications for the Proto-Tethys Archipelagic Ocean. (Papers in Palaeontology

Crustacean microcoprolites from the Middle Triassic Luoping Biota, China: Evidence for primary producers in the first Modern-type marine ecosystems. (Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology

Re-investigations of the fossil fern Xiajiajienia mirabila (Dicksoniaceae) based on new material from the Lower Cretaceous of western Liaoning, China. (Cretaceous Research

Early Cambrian Cambroclavus is a scleritomous eumetazoan unrelated to bryozoan or dasyclad algae. (Geology

Early Ordovician, trilobites from the Olongbluk Terrane, northwest China. (Acta Palaeontologica Polonica

Machine-learning-based morphological analyses of leaf epidermal cells in modern and fossil ginkgo and their implications for palaeoclimate studies. (Palaeontology

Chuaria and Tawuia fossils from ~1.0Ga rocks in North China: Implications for a polyphyletic origin of Chuaria and a potential biological link between these two widespread Proterozoic taxa. (Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology