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Dr. Taiping Gao

Ph.D./ Professor


College of Life Sciences,

Capital Normal University

105 Xisanhuanbeilu, Haidian District,

Beijing, 100048 P. R. China

Tel: 86-10-68901784(office)




研究方向(Research Description):


   Dr. Taiping Gao is interested in 400 million years of insect evolutionary history, especially the fossil record of insects and what it reveals about the past and present.




















1. 霍英东教育基金会高等院校青年教师基金(2020.01-2022.12)

2. 国家自然科学基金面上项目(2019.01-2022.12)

3. 北京市自然科学基金面上项目(2018.01-2020.12)

4. 北京市属青年拔尖人才培养计划项目(2017.01-2019.12)

5. 中国科协“青年人才托举工程”项目(2015.10-2017.12)

6. 国家自然科学基金青年基金(2015.01-2017.12)

7. 北京市自然科学青年基金(2014.01-2015.12)







代表论文(Representative Publications:


1.    Yang Hongru, Shi Chaofan, Engel Michael S., Zhao Zhipeng, Ren Dong*, and Gao Taiping*. 2020. Early specializations for mimicry and defense in a Jurassic stick insect. National Science Review, nwaa56, doi: 10.1093/nsr/nwaa056 (*Co-corresponding author)

2.    Cao Huijia, Boudinot Brendon, Shih Chungkun, Ren Dong*, and Gao Taiping*. 2020. Cretaceous ants shed new light on the origins of worker polymorphism. SCIENCE CHINA Life Sciences, 63(7): 1085–1088. doi: 10.1007/s11427-019-1617-4 (*Co-corresponding author)

3.    Zhao Zhipeng, Yin Xiangchu, Shih Chungkun, Gao Taiping*, and Ren Dong*. 2020. Termite colonies from mid-Cretaceous Myanmar demonstrate their early eusocial lifestyle in damp wood. National Science Review, 7: 381–390. doi: 10.1093/nsr/nwz141 (*Co-corresponding author) (Recommended by F1000)

4.    Cao Huijia, Boudinot Brendon, Wang Zhen, Miao Xiaofeng, Shih Chungkun, Ren Dong*, and Gao Taiping*. 2020. Two new iron maiden ants from Burmese amber (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Zigrasimeciini). Myrmecological News, 30: 161–173. doi: 10.25849/myrmecol.news_030:161

5.    Mao Yue, Engel Michael S., Ren Dong, and Gao Taiping*. 2020. A new species of Astreptolabis in mid-Cretaceous amber from northern Myanmar, with the discovery of the first male of Astreptolabidinae (Dermaptera). Zookeys, 911: 101–112. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.911.38845 (*Corresponding author)

6.    Wang Yimo, Wang Mei, Shih Chungkun, Rasnitsyn Alexandr, Yao Jun, Ren Dong, and Gao Taiping*. 2019. A new sawfly of Megalodontesidae (Insecta, Hymenoptera, Pamphilioidea) with pectinate antennae from the Early Cretaceous of China. Zookeys, 893: 115–123. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.893.38512 (*Corresponding author)

7.    Zhao Zhipeng, Eggleton Paul, Yin Xiangchu, Gao Taiping, Shih Chungkun, and Ren Dong. 2019. The oldest known mastotermitids (Blattodea: Termitoidae) and phylogeny of basal termites. Systematic Entomology, 44: 612–623. doi: 10.1111/syen.12344

8.    Chen Sha, Deng Shiwo, Shih Chungkun, Zhang Weiwei, Zhang Peng, Ren Dong, Zhu Yining, and Gao Taiping*. 2019. The earliest Timematids in Burmese Amber reveal diverse tarsal pads of stick insects in the mid-Cretaceous. Insect Science, 26: 945–957. doi: 10.1111/1744-7917.12601 (*Co-corresponding author)

9.    Gao Taiping*, Yin Xiangchu, Shih Chungkun, Rasnitsyn Alexandr P., Xu Xing, Chen Sha, Wang Chen, and Ren Dong*. 2019. New insects feeding on dinosaur feathers in mid-Cretaceous amber. Nature Communications, 10: 5424. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-13516-4 (*Co-corresponding author)

10.    Yang Hongru, Yin Xiangchu, Lin Xiaodan, Wang Chen, Shih Chungkun, Zhang Weiwei, Ren Dong*, and Gao Taiping*. 2019. Cretaceous winged stick insects clarify the early evolution of Phasmatodea. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 286: 20191085. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2019.1085 (Cover Story) (*Co-corresponding author)

11.    Gao Taiping*, Shih Chungkun, Labandeira Conrad C., Liu Xin, Wang Zongqing, Che Yanli, Yin Xiangchu, and Ren Dong. 2019. Maternal care by Early Cretaceous cockroaches. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 17(5): 379–391. doi: 10.1080/14772019.2018.1426059 (*Co-corresponding author)

12.    Chen Sha, Yin Xiangchu, Lin Xiaodan, Shih Chungkun, Zhang Runzhi, Gao Taiping*, and Ren Dong*. 2018. Stick insect in Burmese amber reveals an early evolution of lateral lamellae in the Mesozoic. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 285: 20180425, doi: 10.1098/rspb.2018.0425 (*Co-corresponding author) (Cover Story) (Selected as a Research Highlight by Nature entitled: Early stick insect was a master of disguise; doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-04971-y)

13.    Gao Taiping*, Shih Chungkun, Labandeira Conrad C., Santiago-Blay Jorge A., Yao Yunzhi, and Ren Dong. 2016. Convergent evolution of ramified antennae in insect lineages from the Early Cretaceous of Northeastern China. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 283: 20161448, doi: 10.1098/rspb.2016.1448. (*Co-corresponding author)

14.    Gao Taiping, Shih Chungkun, Engel Michael S., and Ren Dong. 2016. A new xyelotomid (Hymenoptera) from the Middle Jurassic of China displaying enigmatic venational asymmetry. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 16(155), doi: 10.1186/s12862-016-0730-0.

15.    Gao Taiping*, Shih Chungkun, Rasnitsyn Alexandr P., Xu Xing, Wang Shuo, and Ren Dong. 2014. The first flea with fully distended abdomen from the Early Cretaceous of China. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 14(168), doi: 10.1186/s12862-014-0168-1. (*Corresponding author) (Highly accessed)

16.    Gao Taiping, Shih Chungkun, Rasnitsyn Alexandr P., Xu Xing, Wang Shuo, and Ren Dong. 2013. New transitional fleas from China highlighting diversity of Early Cretaceous ectoparasitic insects. Current Biology, 23(13): 1261-1266. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2013.05.040

17.    Gao Taiping, Shih Chungkun, Xu Xing, Wang Shuo, and Ren Dong. 2012. Mid-Mesozoic flea-like Ectoparasites of Feathered or Haired Vertebrates. Current Biology, 22(8): 732-735. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2012.03.012



1. Ren Dong, Shih Chungkun, Gao Taiping, Wang Yongjie, and Yao Yunzhi. 2019. Rhythms of Insect Evolution – Evidence from the Jurassic and Cretaceous in Northern China. New York: Wiley Blackwell, 707pp.

2. 任东,王莹,高太平,庞虹. 2014. 恐龙时代的精灵-追寻昆虫的足迹. 中国农业出版社,1~206. (科普读物)(Popular Science reading in Chinese).

3. 任东,史宗冈,高太平,姚云志,赵云云. 2012. 中国东北中生代昆虫化石珍品. 科学出版社,1~409. (Book in Chinese)

4. Ren Dong, Shih Chungkun, Gao Taiping, Yao Yunzhi, and Zhao Yunyun. 2010. Silent Stories - Insect fossil Treasures from Dinosaur Era of the Northeastern China. Beijing: Science Press. 322pp.