Recently, the Russian satellite network website reported that paleontologists found the remains of ancient bears that eat grass like Chinese giant pandas in Hungary. Then, the French journal Geobios published an article stating that scientists have concluded that giant pandas originated in Europe. The giant panda came to China because 5 million years ago, the climate in Europe became bad and it was not suitable for pandas to inhabit, so the pandas moved to China.
I was surprised to see the news. Giant pandas are endemic to China, and the main existing habitats are mountainous areas in Sichuan, Shaanxi, and Gansu, China. Giant pandas have lived on the earth for at least 8 million years, and are known as "living fossils" and "Chinese national treasures." Now foreign scientists can conclude that pandas originated in Europe with just a few bones. Is it too hasty?
The herbivorous ancient bear remains like the Chinese giant panda cannot prove that it is the same root as the giant panda. There are many bears in Europe, such as bears, brown bears, maybe they were vegetarian before, but later evolved into eating crickets. Besides, Chinese giant pandas do not eat grass and eat bamboo.
In addition, foreign scientists have inferred that the ancient European herbivorous bear lived 500 million years ago, and I
The first panda fossils unearthed in Lufeng and Yuanmou, Yunnan, China, have a geological age of about 8 million years ago, in the late Miocene, a difference of 300 million years. It is difficult to convince the Chinese panda that it originated in Europe, or even that the unknown ancient herbivorous bear in Europe also originated in China.
It is a good thing to find it by scientific research, but it is contrary to the rigor of scientific research to make extrapolation.