Scientists Say Mass Extinction of Marine Megafauna Occurred 2-3 Million Years Ago
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Scientists Say Mass Extinction of Marine Megafauna Occurred 2-3 Million Years Ago

A formerly different mass annihilation might have killed adult to a third of vast sea animals 2-3 million years ago, according to an general group of paleontologists. Carcharocles…

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Fossil from Mongolia is Ancient Relative of Today’s Ginkgo biloba
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Fossil from Mongolia is Ancient Relative of Today’s Ginkgo biloba

Exceptionally well-preserved specimens unearthed in Early Cretaceous sediments of Mongolia go to an ancient, dinosaur-era relations of a vital plant Ginkgo biloba (today is local usually to China).…

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World’s Most Diverse Collection of Dinosaur Footprints Unveiled
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World’s Most Diverse Collection of Dinosaur Footprints Unveiled

A organisation of paleontologists from a University of Queensland and James Cook University has documented a many different assemblage of dinosaur marks in a universe on a north-western…

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Daspletosaurus horneri: New Tyrannosaur Species Discovered
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Daspletosaurus horneri: New Tyrannosaur Species Discovered

Paleontologists have denounced a conspicuous new class of tyrannosaurine dinosaur from a Late Cretaceous date — a cousin of a fearsome predator Tyrannosaurus rex. Life reformation of a…

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Blood-Engorged Tick Found in Dominican Amber
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Blood-Engorged Tick Found in Dominican Amber

A blood-engorged nymphal bug of a classification Amblyomma surrounded by fossilized mammalian erythrocytes (red blood cells) has been detected in a square of 15-45-million-year-old amber. The find is…

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Teleocrater rhadinus: Early Dinosaur Relative Had Surprising Crocodile-Like Look
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Teleocrater rhadinus: Early Dinosaur Relative Had Surprising Crocodile-Like Look

Paleontologists have prolonged wondered what a beginning dinosaur kin looked like. Most insincere that they would demeanour like dwarf dinosaurs and travel on dual legs. The find of…

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Sea Scorpions Used Striking ‘Weapon’ to Dispatch Prey, Paleontologists Say
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Sea Scorpions Used Striking ‘Weapon’ to Dispatch Prey, Paleontologists Say

Eurypterids, improved famous as sea scorpions, used their serrated-spine-tipped tails to dispatch their prey, according to new investigate by University of Alberta paleontologists Scott Persons and John Acorn.…

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Tokummia katalepsis: Cambrian Marine Predator Had More Than 50 Legs, Can Opener-Like Pincers
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Tokummia katalepsis: Cambrian Marine Predator Had More Than 50 Legs, Can Opener-Like Pincers

Paleontologists have unclosed a hoary class — named Tokummia katalepsis — that sheds light on a start of Mandibulata (mandibulates), a many different and abounding organisation of animals,…

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Galeamopus pabsti: New Species of Long-Necked Dinosaur Identified
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Galeamopus pabsti: New Species of Long-Necked Dinosaur Identified

A new class of sauropod dinosaur that lived about 152 million years ago (Jurassic period) has been identified from fossils found in Wyoming. Galeamopus pabsti in a sourroundings…

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45-55 Million Year Old Orchid Pollinaria Attached to Pollinating Insect Found in Piece of Baltic Amber
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45-55 Million Year Old Orchid Pollinaria Attached to Pollinating Insect Found in Piece of Baltic Amber

A new investigate published in a Botanical Journal of a Linnean Society papers justification of an orchid hoary trapped in Baltic amber that dates behind 45-55 million years…

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Earliest Signs of Microbial Life on Land Found in 3.48-Billion-Year-Old Hot Spring Deposits
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Earliest Signs of Microbial Life on Land Found in 3.48-Billion-Year-Old Hot Spring Deposits

Fossil justification of early microbial life has been found in ancient prohibited open deposits in a Dresser Formation in a Pilbara Craton, Western Australia, that date behind approximately…

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Beibeilong sinensis: Paleontologists Identify New Species of Cassowary-Like Dinosaur
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Beibeilong sinensis: Paleontologists Identify New Species of Cassowary-Like Dinosaur

A organisation of paleontologists from Canada, China, a United States and Slovak Republic has identified a prejudiced purchase of vast dinosaur eggs with a closely compared baby dinosaur…

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Extinct Giant Sloths Had Vegetarian Diet, Study Shows
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Extinct Giant Sloths Had Vegetarian Diet, Study Shows

Giant sloths, vast animals that lived in a Americas during a Ice Age, subsisted on an exclusively plant-based diet, according to an isotopic research of skeleton reported in…

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Ordovician Mass Extinction May Have Been Triggered by Volcanic Eruptions
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Ordovician Mass Extinction May Have Been Triggered by Volcanic Eruptions

Geologists from Tohoku University, Japan, Amherst College and Washington University in Saint Louis, a United States, contend they might have found a means of a end-Ordovician mass extinction,…

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Paleontologists Identify New Pliosaur Species: Luskhan itilensis
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Paleontologists Identify New Pliosaur Species: Luskhan itilensis

A new class of sea invertebrate from a Cretaceous duration has been identified from fossils found on a eroded banks of a Volga River. Artist’s reformation of Luskhan…

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Earth’s Earliest Primates Lived in Treetops, Paleontologists Say
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Earth’s Earliest Primates Lived in Treetops, Paleontologists Say

Earth’s beginning primates were tree dwellers, according to a organisation of paleontologists led by Dr. Stephen Chester, an partner highbrow during Brooklyn College, City University of New York.…

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Japanese Paleontologists Unearth Nearly Complete Skeleton of Duck-Billed Dinosaur
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Japanese Paleontologists Unearth Nearly Complete Skeleton of Duck-Billed Dinosaur

In a overwhelming hoary find in Japan, paleontologists unearthed a scarcely finish skeleton of a duck-billed dinosaur that lived approximately 72 million years ago. A nearly-complete skeleton of…

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Pioneering Technology Sheds New Light on Megalosaurus, World’s First Scientifically-Described Dinosaur
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Pioneering Technology Sheds New Light on Megalosaurus, World’s First Scientifically-Described Dinosaur

A state-of-the-art CT scanning record has strew uninformed light on Megalosaurus bucklandii, a initial dinosaur ever named and described scientifically — interjection to new investigate from a Universities…

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Elephant Family Tree Needs a Rewrite
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Elephant Family Tree Needs a Rewrite

According to new investigate published in a biography eLife, a straight-tusked elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus), a class of hulk elephant that lived 1.5 million to 100,000 years ago, is…

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Paleontologists Find Oldest Fossil Mushroom: Gondwanagaricites magnificus
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Paleontologists Find Oldest Fossil Mushroom: Gondwanagaricites magnificus

Gondwanagaricites magnificus represents a oldest hoary fungus to date and a initial hoary fungus from a ancient supercontinent Gondwana. The gilled fungus Gondwanagaricites magnificus lived during a Early…

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Giant Flying Turkeys Lived in Australia 1-3 Million Years Ago
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Giant Flying Turkeys Lived in Australia 1-3 Million Years Ago

Progura gallinacea, a class of archaic hulk brush turkey that lived in Australia during a Late Pliocene and Early Pleistocene (1-3 million years ago), is among 5 megapode…

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Meet Saccorhytus coronarius, Humans’ Earliest-Known Ancestor
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Meet Saccorhytus coronarius, Humans’ Earliest-Known Ancestor

A microscopic, bag-like sea quadruped that lived approximately 540 million years ago (Fortunian theatre of a Cambrian period) has been identified from microfossils found in Shaanxi Province, China.…

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Paleontologists Find 450-Million-Year-Old Fossilized Trilobite Eggs
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Paleontologists Find 450-Million-Year-Old Fossilized Trilobite Eggs

A investigate group led by Western Illinois University scientist Thomas Hegna has announced a find of dual pyritized, egg-bearing specimens of a Ordovician trilobite Triarthrus eatoni. Left: ventrally…

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Mid-Cretaceous Burmese Amber Preserves Alien-Looking Insect
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Mid-Cretaceous Burmese Amber Preserves Alien-Looking Insect

In a paper published in a biography Cretaceous Research, Oregon State University researchers described a never-before-seen insect class found in a square of 100-million-year-old amber excavated from a…

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Paleontologists Find Collagen in 80-Million-Year-Old Brachylophosaurus Fossil
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Paleontologists Find Collagen in 80-Million-Year-Old Brachylophosaurus Fossil

A group of paleontologists led by North Carolina State University researchers has removed collagen peptides from a fossilized femur of Brachylophosaurus canadensis, a duck-billed dinosaur (hadrosaur) that lived…

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Humans Caused Extinction of Australia’s Prehistoric Giant Animals: New Evidence
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Humans Caused Extinction of Australia’s Prehistoric Giant Animals: New Evidence

New justification indicates a primary means of megafaunal annihilation in Australia 45,000 years ago was expected a outcome of humans, not meridian change. A paper on a theme…

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Siamogale melilutra: Giant Otter Fossils Reveal New Species
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Siamogale melilutra: Giant Otter Fossils Reveal New Species

An general organisation of paleontologists has identified a new class of hulk otter that lived in what is now China during a latest Miocene, approximately 6.2 million years…

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Hyoliths: Mysterious Cambrian Animals Classified as Lophophorates
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Hyoliths: Mysterious Cambrian Animals Classified as Lophophorates

Paleontologists have finally dynamic what hyoliths — a organisation of archaic sea creatures — indeed are. Reconstruction of a hyolith Haplophrentis on a Cambrian sea floor. Image credit:…

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Dwykaselachus oosthuizeni: Permian Fossil Reveals Origins of Chimaeras
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Dwykaselachus oosthuizeni: Permian Fossil Reveals Origins of Chimaeras

CT scans of a fossilized skull of Dwykaselachus oosthuizeni — a shark-like fish that lived during a Permian period, around 280 million years ago — exhibit a start…

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Eggs of Non-Avian Dinosaurs Took 3-6 Months to Hatch
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Eggs of Non-Avian Dinosaurs Took 3-6 Months to Hatch

Non-avian dinosaur eggs took a prolonged time to induce — between 3 and 6 months, according to new investigate on a teeth of fossilized dinosaur embryos. Herds of…

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Limusaurus: Beaked, Bird-Like Dinosaur Species Had Teeth as Juveniles, Lost Them as They Grew
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Limusaurus: Beaked, Bird-Like Dinosaur Species Had Teeth as Juveniles, Lost Them as They Grew

An general organisation of paleontologists has detected that Limusaurus inextricabilis, a class of Jurassic dinosaur, mislaid a teeth in adolescence and did not grow another set as adults.…

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Tingmiatornis arctica: Large, Toothed Water Bird Lived in High Arctic 90 Million Years Ago
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Tingmiatornis arctica: Large, Toothed Water Bird Lived in High Arctic 90 Million Years Ago

A group of paleontologists has found a stays of a antiquated bird that lived 90 million years ago (Cretaceous period) in a Canadian Arctic. An artist’s source of…

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Feathered Dinosaur Tail Found Encased in Mid-Cretaceous Burmese Amber
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Feathered Dinosaur Tail Found Encased in Mid-Cretaceous Burmese Amber

An general group of paleontologists from China, Canada and a United Kingdom has detected a tail of a non-avian theropod dinosaur (likely a coelurosaur) trapped in a square…

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Miocene Ground Beetle Fossils Found in Antarctica
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Miocene Ground Beetle Fossils Found in Antarctica

Fossilized forewings (elytra) from dual individuals, detected during a Oliver Bluffs on a Beardmore Glacier, suggested a initial belligerent beetle class famous from Antarctica. Research describing a new…

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Ancient Melanosomes, Beta-Keratin Found in Fossilized Feathers of Early Cretaceous Bird
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Ancient Melanosomes, Beta-Keratin Found in Fossilized Feathers of Early Cretaceous Bird

An general group of paleontologists has found justification of beta-keratin and melanosome refuge in a 130-million-year-old citation of a Early Cretaceous bird Eoconfuciusornis. Eoconfuciusornis zhengi. Image credit: Nobu…

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Qilinyu rostrata: Silurian Fish from China Sheds Light on Jaw Evolution
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Qilinyu rostrata: Silurian Fish from China Sheds Light on Jaw Evolution

The find of a 423-million-year-old hoary in China has strew light on a expansion of a tripartite (three-part) jaw, divulgence a formerly different theatre of jaw expansion in…

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Avimimus Dinosaurs were Gregarious, Social Creatures, Paleontologists Say
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Avimimus Dinosaurs were Gregarious, Social Creatures, Paleontologists Say

Dozens of fossils from a bird-like theropod dinosaur famous as Avimimus have been unearthed in a singular bonebed in Mongolia, providing clever justification that they were gregarious, amicable…

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Savannasaurus elliottorum: New Dinosaur Discovered in Australia
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Savannasaurus elliottorum: New Dinosaur Discovered in Australia

A new classification and class of sauropod dinosaur from a mid-Cretaceous has been detected in western Queensland, Australia. Savannasaurus elliottorum. Image credit: Travis R. Tischler. The plant-eating sauropod…

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Paleontologists Find Fossilized Dinosaur Brain Tissue
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Paleontologists Find Fossilized Dinosaur Brain Tissue

A bizarre brownish-red pebble found nearby Bexhill in Sussex, UK, has been identified as a initial famous instance of fossilized mind hankie from a dinosaur. Brain endocast of…

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Oncorhynchus rastrosus: Sabertooth Salmon Used Tusk-Shaped Teeth for Fighting and Display
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Oncorhynchus rastrosus: Sabertooth Salmon Used Tusk-Shaped Teeth for Fighting and Display

The sabertooth salmon (Oncorhynchus rastrosus), a hulk class of salmon that swam in Pacific Northwest waters from a mid-Miocene to early Pliocene, fought with tusk-shaped teeth during a…

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