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Weng'an biota could be as old as around 609 mln years: Chinese scientists

  BEIJING, March 16 (Xinhua) -- Weng'an biota could be as old as 609 million years, with a margin of error of 5 million years either side, a study by a group of Chinese scientists suggests.
  The study was carried out by scientists including some from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
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Fossil treasure trove reveals post-extinction world ruled by sponges

  Jan. 10, 2017, by CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES HEADQUARTERS, EurekAlert!
  Exceptionally well-preserved fossil communities are always exciting, but some are more interesting than others. Fossils from particularly important times or environments can tell palaeontologists much more than those...
 
China fossil biota reveals post-extinction seafloor 445 mln years ago

  Jan. 10, 2017, Xinhua
  A cluster of exceptionally-preserved fauna fossils has been found in east China's Zhejiang Province, it was announced today.
  The fossils may help scientists understand more about the seabed in the period around a mass extinction event that occurred at the end of...
 
Feathers on This 130-Million-Year-Old Fossil Still Contain Traces of Color

  Nov. 21, 2016, by George Dvorsky, GIZMODO
  An exquisitely preserved fossil found in China still contains the original biological compounds that gave a 130-million-year-old bird its shading and color. The find extends the timeframe in which scientists thought these substances can be preser...
 
Chinese archeologists find clues about appearance of early birds, dinosaurs

  2016-11-22, Xinhua
  NANJING, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- Chinese archeologists have discovered molecular evidence of the protein keratin in a bird fossil from the Cretaceous Period 130 million years ago, which may provide clues about the color of feathered dinosaurs and early birds.
  The resea...
 
This ancient Chinese bird kept its feathers, and colors, for 130 million years
November 22, 2016, By Ben Guarino, The washington Post
  Fossils of ancient bird, Eoconfuciusornis, revealed microscopic evidence of pigment within its feathers, which were preserved for 130 million years.
  An international team of U.S. and Chinese scientists analyzed the color of the bird, ...
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