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Hyoliths with pedicles illuminate the affinity with brachiopods

  Pedunculotheca diania Sun, Zhao et Zhu gen. et sp. nov. from the Chengjiang Biota, Yunnan Province, China
  Hyoliths are a taxonomically problematic group of Palaeozoic lophotrochozoans that are among the first shelly fossils to appear in the Cambrian period. On the basis of their distinct...
New progress made on Cupressaceae plant fossil from the Middle Jurassic Daohugou Biota in China

  Some fossil specimens of Austrohamia acanthobractea from the Daohugou biota
  The Cupressaceae is the only conifer family that distribute in all continents except for Antarctica, and it is especially remarkable for the diversity of morphology, species, and habitat preference exhibited by i...
Chinese-led Team Shows Mass Extinction Happened in Geological “Instant”

  Outcrop photos of the Permian-Triassic boundary interval at Penglaitan (image by NIGPAS)
  It took less than 30,000 years, and maybe only thousands, to kill more than 90% of sea creatures and most land species, according to the most precise study ever published about the mass extinction ma...
Fossils reveal diverse Mesozoic pollinating lacewings

  Ecological restoration of kalligrammatids. a, Jurassic kalligrammatids in the Daohugou forest. b, Cretaceous kalligrammatids in the Burmese amber forest (image by YANG Dinghua)
  Romeo and Juliet, a romantic but sentimental love story happened in Italy. Now there is a more ancient version,...
Chinese Fossils Reveal Middle-Late Triassic Insect Radiation

  Photographs of typical insect fossils from Tongchuan and Karamay entomofaunas (Image by NIGPAS)
  Recently, scientists from China and the UK reported two Middle-Late Triassic entomofaunas, providing not only the earliest records of several modern insect elements, but also new insights into...
Equatorial cold-water tongue in the Late Ordovician

  Late Ordovocian paleogeography, showing similarity between equatorial position of South China plate to that of modern Galápagos Islands.
  The eastern equatorial Pacific cold tongue plays a vital influence on ocean-atmasphere CO2 exchange global climate patterns. Recently, a team from Nan...
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