Posts Tagged ‘China’

Rare fossils give researchers insight into evolution of bird-like dinosaur

An international team of researchers discovered a new species of dinosaur, Xiyunykus pengi, during an expedition to Xinjiang, China. The discovery is the latest stemming from a partnership between the George Washington University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The findings were published today in Current Biology along with the description of a second new […]

The Earth’s youngest banded iron formation discovered.

The discovery of Earth’s youngest-ever banded iron formation is changing how scientists understand the evolution of complex life.

WFS News: oldest known member of the phytosaurs found in China

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev The skeleton of a small, short-snouted reptile found in China was recently identified as the oldest known member of the phytosaurs — an extinct group of large, semi-aquatic reptiles that superficially resembled the distantly-related crocodylians and lived during the Triassic Period, approximately 250 million years ago to 200 […]

Ptilocercus kylin:Treeshrew fossil found in China

 Treeshrews are widely considered a “living model” of an ancestral primate, and have long been called”living fossils”. Actual fossils of treeshrews, however, are extremely rare. In a paper published 14 January in Scientific Reports (6), Drs. LI Qiang and NI Xijun, Institute of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Palaeoanthropology (IVPP), Chinese Academy of Sciences, reported a new […]

Yi qi: Bat-Winged Dinosaur Discovered in China

A team of paleontologists, co-led by Dr Xing Xu and Dr Xiaoting Zheng of the Linyi University’s Institute of Geology and Paleontology, has discovered a bizarre new theropod dinosaur that lived in what is now China during the Middle-Upper Jurassic period, approximately 160 million years ago. The prehistoric creature, scientifically named Yi qi, represents a […]

Hualianceratops wucaiwanensis: New Species of Ceratopsian Dinosaur Discovered in China

An international team of paleontologists has discovered a new species of hornless ceratopsian dinosaur, called Hualianceratops wucaiwanensis, in China. This new dinosaur was a distant cousin of the famed ceratopsian dinosaur Triceratops and lived early in the Late Jurassic period, roughly 160 million years ago. According to a study published this week in the journal […]