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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...
Amber Unveils Evolution of Ancient Antlions

  Reconstruction of two lacewing larvae (Image by YANG Dinghua)
  Myrmeleontiformia (antlions and their relatives) are an ancient group of lacewing insects characterized by predatory larvae with unusual morphologies and behaviors.
  An international team led by Prof. WANG Bo from the Nanji...
A new Late Cretaceous amber biota found from central Myanmar

  In the past ten years, many important discoveries have been reported from Burmese amber. The well-known Burmese amber, also called Kachin amber, was from Kachin area of north Myanmar, with a geological age of ~98.8 Ma. However, very few geological investigations has been carried out for Kach...
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