model of Anchiornis huxleyi
A model of one of the four-winged dinosaurs of China. This species lived around 160 million years ago and was described in 2009. There is a fascinating Wikipedia article on the species for anyone who cares to know a little more, including a section on how the colouration in life was determined from the fossils! For those interested in palaeontology, the Palaeozoological Museum Of China is absolutely outstanding. The museum is on three floors, the lower one for dinosaurs including several fully-mounted skeletons (the displays are a mix of real fossils and casts) and fossil fish, the next floor for more dinosaurs and birds, and the third for mammals. Really fascinating fossils here, although unfortunately all the signage is in Chinese apart for the scientific names. Visited September 2013.