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A mammalian fossil from the Dingqing Formation in the Lunpola Basin, northern Tibet, and its relevance to age and paleo-altimetry
The distal extremity of a rhinocerotid humerus from the upper part of the Dingqing Formation at the Lunbori locality in Baingoin County, northern Tibet, is the first mammalian fossil found in
Out of Tibet: Pliocene Woolly Rhino Suggests High-Plateau Origin of Ice Age Megaherbivores
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A new Pliocene mammal assemblage from a high-altitude basin in the western Himalayas, including a primitive woolly rhino is reported, suggesting that some megaherbivores first evolved in Tibet before the beginning of the Ice Age.
No high Tibetan Plateau until the Neogene
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The discovery of the youngest well-preserved fossil palm leaves from Tibet shows that a high plateau cannot have existed in the core of Tibet in the Paleogene, and challenges prevailing views on tectonic processes, monsoon dynamics, and the evolution of Asian biodiversity.
NEW DISCOVERY OF IRANOTHERIUM MORGANI (PERISSODACTYLA, RHINOCEROTIDAE) FROM THE LATE MIOCENE OF THE LINXIA BASIN IN GANSU, CHINA, AND ITS SEXUAL DIMORPHISM
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The large, robust areas on the zygomas of the male Iranotherium, for larger masseteric and temporalis musculature, suggest that these rhinoceroses were sexually dimorphic, probably similar to their artiodactyl counterparts in an open grassland fauna.
Ancient diets indicate significant uplift of southern Tibet after ca. 7 Ma
The uplift of the Tibetan Plateau plays a critical role in controlling global climate, yet the history of the Tibetan uplift is still a contentious issue. In particular, the elevation of the plateau
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