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Fossil evidence of avian crops from the Early Cretaceous of China
The crop is characteristic of seed-eating birds today, yet little is known about its early history despite remarkable discoveries of many Mesozoic seed-eating birds in the past decade. Here we reportExpand
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Fossil climbing perch and associated plant megafossils indicate a warm and wet central Tibet during the late Oligocene
Understanding the Tibetan Plateau’s palaeogeography and palaeoenvironment is critical for reconstructing Asia’s climatic history; however, aspects of the plateau’s uplift history remain unclear.Expand
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An overview of Mesozoic fishes in Asia
Although the Mesozoic fishes in Asia are abundant, their adequate studies are not. Among the publications, many are in the languages other than English and often in the journals not readilyExpand
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A lamprey from the Cretaceous Jehol biota of China
Widespread nowadays in freshwater and coastal seas of the cold and temporal zones, lampreys are a jawless vertebrate group that has been in existence for more than 300 million years but left a meagreExpand
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Extraordinarily thick-boned fish linked to the aridification of the Qaidam Basin (northern Tibetan Plateau)
Scattered with numerous salt lakes and ≈2,700–3,200 m above sea level, the giant Qaidam inland basin on the northern Tibetan Plateau has experienced continuing aridification since the beginning ofExpand
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Discovery of fossil lamprey larva from the Lower Cretaceous reveals its three-phased life cycle
Significance Lampreys are one of the two surviving jawless vertebrate groups that hold the key to our understanding of early vertebrate evolution. Although the fossil records have shown the emergenceExpand
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Cannibalism in a semi-aquatic reptile from the Early Cretaceous of China
1. Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100044, China; 2. Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, University of Kansas,Expand
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Comment on “Narrow Primary Feather Rachises in Confuciusornis and Archaeopteryx Suggest Poor Flight Ability”
Nudds and Dyke (Reports, 14 May 2010, p. 887) compared the rachis diameters of the primary feathers of Archaeopteryx and Confuciusornis to those of modern birds and found that the primary feathers ofExpand
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Review of the Cenozoic fossil fishes from the Tibetan Plateau and their bearings on paleoenvironment
The past two decades have witnessed a renewed vigor in research on geological history of the Tibetan Plateau and the newly emerged paleontological evidence has added a crucial, biological dimensionExpand
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