• 文化山西:唐代山西作家有多少? 2019-04-17
  • 黄建盛会见港龙会、澳龙会、广东省投资商会代表团一行 2019-04-17
  • 【学习时刻】管清友:归本源、化风险、促改革,让金融成为经济发展的重要动力 2019-03-31
  • 山西涉黑团伙被通缉 头目是法院副院长 2019-03-31
  • 古丈举全县之力投入抗洪抢险 现已转移7885人 2019-03-24
  • 经合组织专家:中国坚持改革开放对全球化进程至为重要 2019-03-19
  • “网红”章丘铁锅曾一锅难求 如今小作坊停业现滞销 2019-03-06
  • Global EditionASIA 中文双语Fran?ais
    Culture
    Home / Culture / Heritage

    黑龙江36选7开奖:Noise and dust lead to Triassic treat

    By Wang Ru and Sun Ruisheng | China Daily | Updated: 2019-03-18 07:00
    Lyu Bo restores animal fossils at the Shanxi Museum of Geology. [Photo by Sun Ruisheng/China Daily]

    今天黑龙江福彩22选5 www.fawqa.com A young fossil restorer at a Shanxi museum spent three years helping to identify an extinct species.

    A man is working in a basement without windows amid a lot of noise and white dust on his table.

    Lyu Bo, 32, is a restorer of animal fossils at the Shanxi Museum of Geology in North China's Shanxi province.

    According to him, Wangisuchus tzeyi lived in the middle Triassic period (around 240 million years ago), and is thought to be older than crocodiles or even dinosaurs. The extinct animal from the archosauriformes reptile group was named by Chinese paleontologist Yang Zhongjian as Wangisuchus tzeyi in 1964, on the basis of fossilized fragments of jaw bones.

    The genus is named after late Chinese archaeologist Wang Zeyi, who first discovered the fossil in the 1950s.

    Some experts even doubted the existence of such an animal due to the lack of identification material.

    But at a news conference held by the museum in Taiyuan, the provincial capital of Shanxi, last year, the research results of paleontological studies were announced, and the fossils of Wangisuchus tzeyi were shown for the first time. Lyu has been involved in the restoration of these same fossils for the past three years.

    "More research into the newly restored fossils will help us identify the morphological characteristics of this animal and its categorization," Lyu says.

    "They are the clearest and the most complete Wangisuchus tzeyi fossils we have yet found."

    The Shanxi Museum of Geology had collected fossils in the province's Yushe county in 2010, including one of an unidentified headless animal, and another containing 11 other similar animals that were fully intact. Lyu began to restore the fossils in 2015, and after three years the museum worked with the Canadian Museum of Nature to identify the fossils as those of Wangisuchus tzeyi.

    "The fossils were found among giant rocks, and required close observation to know which layer the fossils were in," says Lyu.

    "In my work, any carelessness can lead to the destruction of the fossils. So I was extremely attentive," he adds.

    After he had cleaned out some 30 centimeters of extra rock, he was very close to the fossils. He then used a hard needle to continue his work under the microscope.

    "Sometimes I could only repair 1 square centimeter of the fossils in an entire day," he says, adding that on some days he felt dizzy, or his waist and back began to hurt after long hours of work.

    1 2 Next   >>|
    Most Popular
    Top
    BACK TO THE TOP
    English
    Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
    License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

    Registration Number: 130349
     
  • 文化山西:唐代山西作家有多少? 2019-04-17
  • 黄建盛会见港龙会、澳龙会、广东省投资商会代表团一行 2019-04-17
  • 【学习时刻】管清友:归本源、化风险、促改革,让金融成为经济发展的重要动力 2019-03-31
  • 山西涉黑团伙被通缉 头目是法院副院长 2019-03-31
  • 古丈举全县之力投入抗洪抢险 现已转移7885人 2019-03-24
  • 经合组织专家:中国坚持改革开放对全球化进程至为重要 2019-03-19
  • “网红”章丘铁锅曾一锅难求 如今小作坊停业现滞销 2019-03-06