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Beipiao Bird Fossil Nature Reserve

Beipiao Bird Fossil Nature Reserve

Beipiao Bird Fossil Nature Reserve is located in Liaoning Province Beipiao territory, geographic coordinates total an area of 4630 hectares. Establish protected area in 1997, approved by the Liaoning Provincial Government, a main object of protection to the the Sinosauropteryx original Archaeopteryx and Confuciusornis rare fossils for the Nature Reserve.

The area complete Mesozoic strata and their contained fossils of a large number of categories, and occupies a very important position in the world. Has been discovered bird fossils (11 genera, 14 species) of more than 250 blocks, Beijing travel which the Sinosauropteryx, original Archaeopteryx considered experts close to the ancestor of birds earlier than Germany Archaeopteryx, the era of Confucius bird basic Archaeopteryx compared with Germany, this discovery fundamentally shaken paleontological circles German Archaeopteryx is considered all the conventional wisdom of the ancestors of birds, unlock the history of the development of life, one of the world's four major problems-the origin of birds and early the evolution of the major theoretical issues made a breakthrough, making the world's scientific community was shocked.

The area also found that many categories of other fossils are six doors, 14 classes, 20 classes fossils. Animal fossils in addition to birds, reptiles, fish, class of conchostracans, ostracods insects, insects, bivalves and gastropods class, in addition to eggs and footprints fossils, a total of three doors eight classes, 46 genera and 83 species. Plant fossils from ferns to higher angiosperm two doors, three sub-door, six outline as well as classified location unknown petrified wood, seeds, spores and pollen fossils. Fossils of many types, the number of large, rare in the world. Domestic and foreign experts believe that the most likely in the region is both the origin of the fish and some insect groups and deepen the center, is also the origin of birds and the early evolution of the area. Beipiao Bird Fossils Nature Reserve to establish the study of ancient geography and ancient climate, paleoecology, especially the study of life from water to land, the evolution from water to air, has great scientific significance.

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