The fossils from the Jehol Biota lay above the older specimen, according to David Hone, a dinosaur biologist at Queen Mary University of London.
The Daohugou Biota, like that of the Jehol fossils has extraordinarily intact skeletons including soft tissues and features.
In 1932 Japan set up a puppet state in Manchuria, adding the Inner Mongolian province of Jehol
When you studied these fossils, did you find anything surprising about the Jehol Forest?
Fossils show that the Jehol Forest looked like a modern forest with really familiar things--like dragonflies, ginkgo trees, and even pine trees.
Ornithuromorphs are more closely related to modern birds than are most of the other birds from the Jehol Biota.
These fossils are collectively are known as the Jehol Biota and they are remarkable because, in many instances, they preserve soft tissues such as feathers or hair in addition to teeth and bones.
With last year's winner Jehol
de Cardonne sidelined, his owner-trainer team of Hamdan Al Maktoum and Gill Duffield-who have won three of the last five runnings-rely on Falina des Fabries, third last year, and Biotifol du Larzac, last month's Dubai Trial winner.
The team of palaeontologists from the University of Bristol, UK, the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) in Beijing, University College Dublin and the Open University report two kinds of melanosomes found in the feathers of numerous birds and dinosaurs from the world-famous Jehol
beds of NE China.
Stars such as Bengali D'Albret and, last year, Jehol
de Cardonne have won this race on the way to glory in the Dubai itself.