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【EurekAlert】New evidence proves saccorhytus is ecdysozoan

  An international research team led by Dr. ZHANG Huaqiao from the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NIGPAS) has used hundreds of new fossil specimens to clarify the anatomy and evolutionary affinity of Saccorhytus, originally thought to be a de...
【Xinhua】Researchers discover earliest brood care in insects

  BEIJING, July 18 (Xinhua) -- Chinese researchers have traced the earliest brood care among insects dating back to the Middle-Late Jurassic period, according to a recent research article published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
  The founding pushed back the evidence of ...
【EurekAlert】Newly discovered Liexi Fauna reveals early stage of Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event

  From the beginning of the Ordovician, marine life began its great radiation, which was characterized by the rapid appearance of new orders, families, and genera, together with the replacement of existing groups.
  The Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event (GOBE) constructed the essenti...
【Xinhua】China Focus: Feathers help dinosaurs dominate Jurassic period: study

  BEIJING, July 15 (Xinhua) -- An international research team found that dinosaurs were born with feathers, helping them insulate from the cold and survive the mass extinction about 200 million years ago.
  The insulated dinosaurs were well adapted to the period of volcanic activities and pl...
【EurekAlert】Feathery insulation helped dinosaurs survive and thrive: Study

  The so-called Triassic-Jurassic Extinction (~202 million years ago) killed off the big reptiles that up until then had ruled the planet, thus clearing the way for dinosaurs to take over. But why did dinosaurs thrive when other creatures died?
  Now a new study led by researchers from the N...
【EurekAlert】Study reveals yunnanozoans as the oldest known stem vertebrates

  Scientists have long puzzled over the gap in the fossil record that would explain the evolution of invertebrates to vertebrates. Vertebrates, including fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, and humans, share unique features, such as a backbone and a skull. Invertebrates are animals w...
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