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China's 'Jurassic Park' yields feathered dinosaurs, earliest swimming mammal & strange salamanders
The London Daily Mail ^ | March 6, 2014 | Sarah Griffiths

Posted on 03/10/2014 10:22:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

A 'Jurassic Park' in China was once home to dinosaurs that lived among early mammals, amphibians and other strange creatures 160 million years ago.

The extraordinary fossil bed contains the bones of pterosaurs - early mammals – including the first known swimming mammal with a beaver-like tail, the earliest gliding mammal and feathered dinosaurs.

Their remarkably preserved remains were discovered in rocks beneath the Jehol Biota in north eastern China - a famous collection of 130 million-year-old fossils from the Cretaceous Period.

The latest discovery sheds light on life in the Middle-Upper Jurassic 30million years earlier when birds are believed to have evolved from feathered dinosaurs.

The newly discovered Middle Jurassic fossils have been named the Daohugou fossils or Daohugou Biota after a village near one of the six sites dug up and have been catalogued and described in detail....

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: archaeology; china; dinosaurs; godsgravesglyphs; paleontology; science

1 posted on 03/10/2014 10:22:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: Salamander
Strange Chinese Salamander Ping!


2 posted on 03/10/2014 10:31:52 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

3 posted on 03/10/2014 10:48:56 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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4 posted on 03/10/2014 10:52:43 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

As I’ve always said: If it walks, crawls, swims, slithers, or flies and lives in China, it’s nervous.


5 posted on 03/10/2014 11:01:52 PM PDT by lafroste
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To: shibumi; Salamander
I'm farther up the evolutionary ladder.. hehe.

6 posted on 03/10/2014 11:02:24 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: lafroste
bon apatite! ..good eats-chinese style.

7 posted on 03/10/2014 11:04:39 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: shibumi

“strange salamanders”

This is redundant.


8 posted on 03/10/2014 11:08:03 PM PDT by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: smokingfrog

Aaaaiieeeee!!!

Mom!!!


9 posted on 03/10/2014 11:08:25 PM PDT by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: skinkinthegrass

8:P


10 posted on 03/10/2014 11:09:04 PM PDT by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: lafroste

LOL

[oh, wait....eeeyew!]

;]


11 posted on 03/10/2014 11:09:50 PM PDT by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Salamander
As I learned all too well back in 69-70 the answer to the question "What's for dinner?" over there is one word -

"Everything."

12 posted on 03/10/2014 11:13:51 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: smokingfrog

So, you gonna be one from column A or two from column B.?


13 posted on 03/10/2014 11:19:49 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

14 posted on 03/10/2014 11:28:50 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: shibumi

Bleah.

#-P


15 posted on 03/10/2014 11:39:09 PM PDT by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: tet68

16 posted on 03/10/2014 11:41:17 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

Just big mud puppies.


17 posted on 03/10/2014 11:49:33 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Eagles6

SUSHI!!!


18 posted on 03/11/2014 12:24:31 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; SunkenCiv; All

SC, you may want to repost this for your ping people.


19 posted on 03/11/2014 12:47:14 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: shibumi

but you really try the boiled mice and beetles sometime. I did.


20 posted on 03/11/2014 1:29:35 AM PDT by lafroste
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pterosaurs are not mammals.


21 posted on 03/11/2014 1:37:49 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: gleeaikin; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...
Thanks gleeaikin.

22 posted on 03/11/2014 3:50:36 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Free Renge Salamander


23 posted on 03/11/2014 4:20:03 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Salamander
"8-P"
just moving; just a little faster on evolutionary chain. d8-)
gobbled up by time/the occasional boas, hope your/their warm.

24 posted on 03/11/2014 5:42:42 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Bah...you and your little prehensile tail and thumbs.

;D


25 posted on 03/11/2014 5:45:50 AM PDT by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: bert; Salamander; All
"Free Range Salamander"
all over this (cosmology speaking) little ball of dust.
except. the Arctic/Antarctic..*cue*
u-tube,"MP's, the meaning of life; the cosmo song"*

26 posted on 03/11/2014 5:54:34 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Salamander
??? *zsa zas gabor's*
well..Darling, you got the tail-end, w/no messily eyelids/foot pads.

27 posted on 03/11/2014 5:58:08 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: smokingfrog

Big bait = big fish: that waterdog should be good for a record largemouth bass.


28 posted on 03/11/2014 11:10:55 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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