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[IBTimes] Weird sea creature with 'can-opener' claws dates back 508 million years

  April 26, 2017, by Léa Surugue, IBTimes
  Scientists have discovered the 508-million-year-old fossils of strange sea creatures. They may shed light on the origins of mandibulates, a very diverse group that comprises organisms such as flies, crustaceans and centipedes.
  The fossils, whi...
 
[Nature] Mining threatens Chinese fossil site that revealed planet's earliest animals

  20 April 2017, by David Cyranoski, Nature
  Tiny fossils from the Doushantuo Formation have been touted as the planet's earliest animals.(Shuhai Xiao)
  Palaeontologists are fighting to save a site in China that contains fossils of some of the earliest animals on record. This month they ...
 
[Science] Bulldozers threaten what may be the world’s oldest animal fossils
  Apr. 20, 2017, by Kathleen McLaughlin Science   Chinese mining operations at the Weng'an fossil site threaten to obliterate 600-million-year-old rocks. (ZHU Maoyan)   BEIJING—Paleontologists have argued for years about the identity of the enigmatic curling shapes and embryolike spheres ...
 
[Eurasia Review] How Life Barely Survived The Greatest Extinction

  May 3, 2017, Eurasia Review
  An international team of researchers at the University of Calgary and the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology of the Chinese Academy of Science have shown just how precarious the recovery of life was following Earth’s greatest extinction event, abo...
 
[Heritagedaily] How life (barely) survived the greatest extinction?
02-05-2017, HeritagedailyAN INTERNATIONAL TEAM OF RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY AND THE NANJING INSTITUTE OF GEOLOGY AND PALAEONTOLOGY OF THE CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE HAVE SHOWN JUST HOW PRECARIOUS THE RECOVERY OF LIFE WAS FOLLOWING EARTH’S GREATEST EXTINCTION EVENT, ABOUT 251.9 MIL...
 
[EurekAlert!] How life (barely) survived the greatest extinction?
  1-MAY-2017, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES HEADQUARTERS, EurekAlert!   An international team of researchers at the University of Calgary and the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology of the Chinese Academy of Science have shown just how precarious the recovery of life was following E...
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