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【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...
 
Scientists discover tree fossils dating back 300 million years in north China

  NANJING, March 17 (Xinhua) -- An international research team led by Chinese scientists has discovered tree fossils dating back 300 million years in a coalfield in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
  The species, Paratingia wuhaia, with fruit clusters similar to pine cones and...
 
【EurekAlert】Fossils from "Vegetational Pompeii" Resolve Deep Palaeontology Mystery

  A recent study on spectacular fossil plants preserved in a volcanic ash fall deposit--known as China's "vegetational Pompeii," in Inner Mongolia, China--has resolved a mystery that puzzled palaeontology for over a century: What are Noeggerathiales?
  The study, published in PNAS on March 8...
 
Oxygen Content in Deep Sea Surged 600 mln Years Ago

  NANJING, Feb. 18
  A recent study revealed that the deep-sea oxygen content surged 600 million years ago, which laid the foundation for the emergence of multicellular organisms.
  Paleontologists at the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology under the Chinese Academy of Sciences ...
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