DIP has 11 employees and 7 visiting fellows and is the only academic institution specialized in vertebrate and related biostratigraphy in Chaozhou, even in Guangdong Province. There are 3 research departments and a center:

- Vertebrate Department
- Invertebrate Department
- Paleobotany Department
- Science communication center 

A museum and a display center are under planning. 

We have a small scale permanent exhibition in Chaozhou Jinshan Experimental School (junior high of Jinshan School, first class provincial key school) for all high school students in Chaozhou. 

Honorary Adviser

Dr. XU Xing

Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, China



For science communication
  Visiting fellow of vertebrate Department

Prof. Michael Benton

University of Bristol,Bristol, UK

Prof. Jingmai O'Connor

Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, China

Dr. XING Lida

China University of Geosciences, Beijing, China

Prof. Martin G. Lockley

University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO , USA
  Visiting fellow of Invertebrate Department

Dr. BAI Ming

Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Prof. Ryan C. McKellar

Royal Saskatchewan Museum, Canada
  Visiting fellow of Paleobotany Department

Dr. GU Yourong

Capital Normal University, Beijing, China
  Consulting geologists

Than Htun

Myanmar Geosciences Society, Burma


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