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【EurekAlert】High-precision geochronology reveals high-resolution Ediacaran timescale

  Researchers led by Prof. ZHU Maoyan from the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NIGPAS) and their collaborators from the UK, the USA, and Russia have proposed new radioisotopic dates for Ediacaran (635–539 million years ago, Ma) successions in...
 
【EurekAlert】Mixopterid found in China for the first time

  Eurypterids, normally known as sea scorpions, are an important group of Paleozoic chelicerate arthropods. They first appeared in the Ordovician, reached their peak of diversity in the Silurian, then declined, and were completely extinct by the end of the Permian.
  Mixopterids are a remark...
 
Oldest fossils of Ediacaran biota from about 550 million years ago discovered in China's Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

  Chinese scientists and researchers announced on Tuesday the discovery of new fossils from the Ediacaran Period from between 550 and 539 million years ago in the Qaidam Basin, located in Northwest China's Qinghai Province. This is the oldest fossil record found on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, a...
 
【EurekAler】Dinosaur-age fossils provide new insights into origin of flowering plants

  Flowering plants (angiosperms) dominate most terrestrial ecosystems, providing the bulk of human food. However, their origin has been a mystery since the earliest days of evolutionary thought.
  Angiosperm flowers are hugely diverse. The key to clarifying the origin of flowers and how angi...
 
【EurekAlert】Newly discovered miocene biome sheds light on rainforest evolution

  An international research group led by Prof. WANG Bo and Prof. SHI Gongle from the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NIGPAS) collected approximately 25,000 fossil-containing amber samples and about 5,000 fossil plants in Zhangpu County, Fujian...
 
【EurekAlert】Scientists uncover the last meal of a cretaceous pollinator

  While pollinators such as bees and butterflies provide crucial ecosystem services today, little is known about the origin of the intimate association between flowering plants and insects.
  Now, a new amber fossil unearthed by researchers from the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeonto...
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