author1Yikun Li. Key Laboratory of Vertebrate Evolution and Human Origins of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100044, China; University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China; Museum für Naturkunde, Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science, Berlin 10115, Germany. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Yikun Li has a B.S. in Geology (Stratigraphy and Paleontology) from Nanjing University, and a Ph.D. in Stratigraphy and Paleontology from Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He works on the taxonomy and phylogeny of Late Cenozoic bovid fossils, and also develops his interests on the ruminant evolution. 

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author2Qinqin Shi. Key Laboratory of Vertebrate Evolution and Human Origins of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100044, China. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Qinqin Shi has a B.S. in Biology from Zhejiang University, and a Ph.D. in Stratigraphy and Paleontology from Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. She works as an assistant scientist in Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and studies the systematics of Neogene bovid fossils. 

 

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author3Shaokun Chen. Three Gorges Institute of Paleoanthropology, China Three Gorges Museum, Chongqing 400015, China. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Shaokun Chen has a B.S. in Biotechnology from Hebei University, and a Ph.D. in Stratigraphy and Paleontology from Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He currently works as a senior scientist in China Three Gorges Museum, and also becomes the director of Three Gorges Institute of Paleoanthropology, China Three Gorges Museum since 2016. He studies the taxonomy and phylogeny of Late Cenozoic perissodactyl fossils, and also involves his energy into the paleolithic research.

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author4Tao Deng. Key Laboratory of Vertebrate Evolution and Human Origins of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100044, China; CAS Center for Organic Evolution and Environment, Beijing 100044, China; Department of Earth Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210023, China. Corresponding author. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tao Deng gets his B.S. in Paleontology from Peking University, and his Ph.D. in Paleontology from Northwest University. He is a senior scientist in Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, with his specific interests on Late Cenozoic mammals, terrestrial stratigraphy, and associated paleoenvironment.