Tianzhushan Is Awarded As 2014 the Best Natural Landscape in China

Recently, China Traveler Conference was held in Lijiang, Yunnan province. Through the conference evaluation, Tianzhushan scenic area was awarded as one of ten 2014 Best Natural Landscapes in China.

China Traveler Conference was sponsored by Ctrip website,and it has been held 5 times since 2009. It is the only national large-scale tourist destination evaluation activity voted by net friends, with great objectivity and authority, which plays an active promotion role in enlarging net tourism and upgrading tourism brand influence.

With the development of internet and mobile internet, online travel agency has become a main channel for tourist sources, the experience and evaluation of tourists has become an important ruler to check the attraction of a tourism destination and service level. The annual evaluation of Ctrip website not only reflects the assessment of net friends to tourism destinations, but also provides reference for travelers.

Qianshan County Is Recognized as National Key Protected Paleontological Fossils Site
Pubdate:12/20/2017 WednesdayCategory:Geopark News

Recently, Ministry of Land and Resources released 15 national key protected paleontological fossils sites of the second batch, including Qianshan vertebrate fossils site. Only Qianshan, Xiuning and Chaohu achieved the nomination in Anhui, and this is the first time for Anhui Province to get such laurel.

Qianshan Vertebrate Fossils Site

Qianshan key fossils site is located within Tianzhushan UNESCO Global Geopark, Qianshan County, Anqing City. Here output Paleocene vertebrate fossils dating back to 66-56 million years ago, which provide important fossil evidence for researching the evolution of rodents, rabbits and birds.

Heomys orientalis (Li, 1977)

In the 1970s, Professor Li Chuankui of Paleovertebrates and Paleoanthropoids Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences discovered Heomys orientalis dating back to 6 million years ago in Yangxiaowu stratum, Doumu Village, Qianshan. It is researched and affirmed that the Heomys orientalis is the animal most close to the ancestor of rodents.

In 1971, an investigation team of Paleovertebrates and Paleoanthropoids Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences discovered five individual turtle fossils in Hanhuawu and Yangxinwu sites, Pailou Village. Three turtle fossils found in Hanhuawu were preserved on a large rock. The one found in Yangjiawu was a young turtle fossil.

Qianshan Anhui Turtle fossil in late Paleocene dating back to 60 million years ago is of great scientific research value for the research of geology and the evolution of species, and Tianzhushan UNESCO Global Geopark is thus recognized as “one of the places of origin of Asian mammals and a treasure land of paleontological vertebrate fossils”. The research on the basin is of great significance to reveal the environmental evolution and biological evolution since Quaternary Period.

Paleontological fossils are important nonrenewable natural heritage. In order to protect the precious cultural resources, Geological Survey Institute of Anhui Province organized a field research on Paleoncece fossils in Qianshan and submitted Research Report on Paleontological Fossils in Qianshan County, Anhui Province, advocating protecting 43 kinds of Paleonvertebrate fossil specimen and sites named after Qianshan Basin. Currently, Tianzhushan has started the protection for Paleontological fossils.

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