Rise of the Dragon: Readings from Nature on the Chinese Fossil Record
Over the past decade, fossil finds from China have stunned the world, grabbing headlines and changing perceptions with a wealth of new discoveries. Many of these finds were first announced to English speakers in the journal Nature.Rise of the Dragon gathers together sixteen of these original reports, some augmented with commentaries originally published in Nature's "News and Views" section.
Perhaps the best known of these new Chinese fossils are the famous feathered dinosaurs from Liaoning Province, which may help end one of the most intense debates in paleontology—whether birds evolved from dinosaurs. But other finds have been just as spectacular, such as the minutely preserved (to the cellular level) animal embryos of the 670 million-year-old Duoshantuo phosphorites, or the world's oldest known fish, from the Chengjiang formation in southwestern Yunnan Province.
Rise of the Dragon makes descriptions and detailed discussions of these important finds available in one convenient volume for paleontologists and serious fossil fans.
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2 Animal Embryos in Deep Time
3 A Pipiscidlike Fossil from the Lower Cambrian of South China
4 An Early Cambrian Craniatelike Chordate
5 Lower Cambrian Vertebrates from South China
6 Catching the First Fish
7 A Primitive Fossil Fish Sheds Light on the Origin of Bony Fishes
8 Something Fishy in the Family Tree
9 An Exceptionally WellPreserved Theropod Dinosaur from the Yixian Formation of China
15 A Diapsid Skull in a New Species of the Primitive Bird Confuciusornis
16 A Chinese Triconodont Mammal and Mosaic Evolution of the Mammalian Skeleton
17 At the Roots of the Mammalian Family Tree
18 A New Symmetrodont Mammal from China and Its Implications for Mammalian Evolution
19 Biostratigraphy of New Pterosaurs from China
A Refugium for Relicts
21 A Refugium for Relicts?
22 Cretaceous Age for the Feathered Dinosaurs of Liaoning China
10 Feathers Filaments and Theropod Dinosaurs
11 A Therizinosauroid Dinosaur with Integumentary Structures from China
12 A Dromaeosaurid Dinosaur with a Filamentous Integument from the Yixian Formation of China
13 Two Feathered Dinosaurs from Northeastern China
14 When Is a Bird Not a Bird?
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الصفحة 9 - Formation southern China, preserve an exceptional record of multicellular life from just before the Ediacaran radiation of macroscopic animals. Abundant thalli with cellular structures preserved in three-dimensional detail show that latest-Proterozoic algae already possessed many of the anatomical and reproductive features seen in the modern marine flora Embryos preserved in early cleavage stages indicate that the divergence of lineages leading to bilaterians may have occurred well before their macroscopic...