Monthly Archives: February 2018

Flipside of a dinosaur mystery: ‘Bloat-and-float’ explains belly-up ankylosaur fossils

Why are fossil remains of ankylosaurs — armored ‘tanks of the Cretaceaous’ — usually found belly-up? A paleontologist proposes the explanation is ‘bloat-and-float’, where the dead dinos would float downstream, bloat, flip upside down, and be fossilized that way. Paleontology … Continue reading

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Geologists solve fossil mystery by creating 3-D ‘virtual tour’ through rock

With an industrial grinder and some creative additions, geoscientists can transform rocks into three-dimensional digital landscapes that scientists can examine from any angle.  Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Complete genomes of extinct and living elephants sequenced

Researchers have produced one of the most comprehensive evolutionary pictures to date by looking at one of the world’s most iconic animal families – namely elephants, and their relatives mammoths and mastodons-spanning millions of years. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Geological change confirmed as a factor behind the extensive diversity in tropical rainforests

Diversification of two genera of the Annonaceae plant family in the tropical rainforests of Central and South America has occurred largely in parallel and in line with major geological transitions. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Digestive ability of ancient insects could boost biofuel development

A study of the unusual digestive system of an ancient group of insects has provided new insights into future biofuel production. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Extinct lakes of the American desert west

The vestiges of lakes long extinct dot the landscape of the American desert west. These fossilized landforms provide clues of how dynamic climate has been over the past few million years. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Stagnation in the South Pacific

A team led by geochemist has discovered important evidence that the rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels at the end of the last ice age was triggered by changes in the Antarctic Ocean. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Locomotion of bipedal dinosaurs might be predicted from that of ground-running birds

A new model based on ground-running birds could predict locomotion of bipedal dinosaurs based on their speed and body size, according to a new study. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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