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2009-09-25 12:27:52

Fossil experts say the stunning remains of a "four-winged" dinosaur have confirmed that birds owe their ancestry to two-footed dinosaurs that lived millions of years ago, AFP reported. The well-preserved fossil of a bird-like dinosaur called Anchiornis huxleyi may be the deciding factor, according to Xing Xu of the Chinese Academy of Science in Beijing. Based on incomplete fossils, A. huxleyi was thought to have been a near contemporary of Archaeopteryx, the first recognized bird, which flew...

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2009-06-17 13:50:00

Scientists have uncovered a beaked dinosaur in China that is providing new clues into how birds' hands evolved to develop fingers.Writing in the journal Nature, scientist James Clark of George Washington University and Xu Xing of the Chinese Academy of Science's Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology in Beijing detailed the new discovery, which was found amidst 159-million-year-old deposits in the Junggar Basin of Xinjiang."This finding is truly exciting, as it changes...

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2007-06-13 16:40:00

BEIJING -- The remains of a giant, birdlike dinosaur as tall as the formidable tyrannosaur have been found in China, a surprising discovery that indicates a more complicated evolutionary process for birds than originally thought, scientists said Wednesday. Fossilized bones uncovered in the Erlian Basin of northern China's Inner Mongolia region show that the specimen was about 26 feet long, 16 feet tall and weighed 3,000 pounds, said Xu Xing, a paleontologist at the Institute of Vertebrate...

2007-03-21 03:00:10

Chinese scientists say they've found the remains of a small flying dragon that lived around the time of the dinosaurs. The London Telegraph says the six-inch long skeleton of the Gliding Lizard fossil features elongated ribs that helped to spread a wing-like membrane for gliding. A report by Xing Xu of the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleonanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in Beijing, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, says the unusual...


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2011-12-20 19:53:45

Sinornithosaurus, meaning “Chinese bird-lizard,” is a genus of feathered dromaeosaurid dinosaur from the early Aptian age of the Early Cretaceous Period (120 - 125 million years ago). It lived in what is now China and was the fifth non-avian feathered dinosaur discovered by 1999. It was discovered in the Jianshangou beds of the Yixian Formation, from the Sihetun locality of western Liaoning. Xu Xing, Wang Xiaolin and Wu Xiaochun, of the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology, Beijing are...

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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.