The Collections of the IVPP have hundreds of fossil birds and other types of vertebrates; and we focus on describing these fossils at multiple biological levels, at the:

-Anatomical and Gross Morphological Level

-Phylogenetic Level

-Microanatomical Level (using CT-scanning methods)

-Histological/Tissue Level (using ground-sectioning methods, and other histological techniques)

-Chemical Level (using histochemistry, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy, and other methods with collaborators from China and other places in the World).

Brief List of Laboratories and Equipment of the Avian Evolution Team and IVPP:

1) Flat, planar CT-scanner; MicroCT scanner, CT scanning laboratory.

2) Paleohistological Laboratory (Ground-sections, contact or questions: Dr. Zhang Shukang)

3) Paleohistochemistry Laboratory (Paraffin thin-sections, contact or questions: Dr. Alida Bailleul)

4) Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM ultrathin sections, contact or questions: Dr. Li Zhiheng)

FOR A COMPLETE AND DETAILED LIST OF EQUIPMENT, please click on this LINK that will redirect you on the IVPP website.

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Histological ground sections of Mirusavis, with Medullary bone. From Wang et al., 2019.

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Histological ground section of a tooth and a fragment of dentary of Yanornis martini. From Bailleul et al., 2019.


Histological paraffin section of a demineralized predentary in an extant Istiophorid fish, stained with Masson's trichrome. From Bailleul et al., 2019.

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Piece of bone (dinosaur) seen under the Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM).