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"Living fossil" discovered in SW China

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  • Chris Ashcraft
    http://english.people.com.cn/200607/21/eng20060721_285487.html Living fossil discovered in SW China July 21, 2006 Experts recently discovered around 1200
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 22, 2006

      "Living fossil" discovered in SW China
      July 21, 2006

      Experts recently discovered around 1200 Chinese Hynobiidaes in Guiding county Southwest of China's
      Guizhou province. These are a type of amphibian species around 300 million years old that once
      used to live in the dinosaur period. The discovery has offered important reference for the study
      on animals' evolution and welwitschiopsida's ecological environment.

      It is known from the fishery station of Guiding county that this precious species is found in
      several townships like Yanxia, Duliu. They live happily with Chinese giant salamanders (Andrias
      davidianus) in clear streams and ponds, appearing with an amazingly large population with more
      than 1000 found in Yanxia township alone.

      The species, named as Chinese Hynobiidae, dubbed as the "living fossil", was first discovered in
      Yichang, central China's Hubei province. It shares the shape of a giant salamander and has been
      listed on China's Red List of Endangered Species in1986.

      Experts attribute the successful survival of the species to the favorable ecological environment.
      More than 40 percent of Yanxia township is covered by forest. Hills and ravines are seen here and
      there; waterfalls, springs, pools and linns form along over 100 streams, all of which has given a
      natural reserve for the ancient animal.

      At present relevant authorities have already taken necessary protection measures for these
      emerging live flocks.

      By People's Daily Online

      Christopher W. Ashcraft
      Northwest Creation Network
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