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    CHINOSAURS: CHINA’S PALAEONTOLOGY EXPLOSION

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    Date/Time


    Date(s) - 25/10/2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Venue


    Nola
    诺拉

    Address


    A-11 Xiushui Street South, Ritan Park, Beijing, China
    建国门外秀水南街11号

    Phone


    +86 10 8563-6215

    Website


    http://www.nolacafe.com.cn/

    Entrance Fee


    FCCC Members Free - Non-members 100 RMB


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    In the last two decades, China has discovered 200 species of dinosaurs and documented pivotal information about bird evolution.
    Some dinosaurs are large, such as the Nanyangosaurus and Sinocertapos. Others, such as the feathered Sinosauropteryx, are small and help support the hypothesis that birds evolved from dinosaurs. China’s multi-decade economic boom  has helped by providing more funds for scientific research. The accompanying building drive has also resulted in more sites being discovered (though some have also been damaged this way). Please join us for an evening in which Drs. Xu Xing and Tom Stidham explain why China is so rich in dinosaur and bird remains; what these discoveries mean, and how China is working to protect its palaeontological heritage.
    ABOUT THE SPEAKERSXu Xing and Tom Stidham are both professors at the Key Laboratory of Vertebrate Evolution and Human Origins, and the  Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Xu has discovered more dinosaur species than any other palaeontologist. Stidham studies the fossil record and evolution of the more than 10,000 living species of dinosaurs, otherwise known as birds.