Monthly Archives: July 2019

Paleontology: New light on cichlid evolution in Africa

Researchers have developed an integrative approach to the classification of fossil cichlids and have identified the oldest known member of the tribe Oreochromini. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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World’s smallest fossil monkey found in Amazon jungle

Some 18 million years ago, a tiny monkey weighing little more than a baseball lived in the Amazon rainforest, the smallest fossil monkey known worldwide. The finding is based on a single tooth, twice the size of a pinhead, which … Continue reading

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Cosmic pearls: Fossil clams in Florida contain evidence of ancient meteorite

Researchers picking through the contents of fossil clams from a Sarasota County quarry found dozens of tiny glass beads, likely the calling cards of an ancient meteorite. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Jurassic fossil shows how early mammals could swallow like their modern descendants

The 165-million-year-old fossil of Microdocodon gracilis, a tiny, shrew-like animal, shows the earliest example of modern hyoid bones in mammal evolution. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Out of Africa and into an archaic human melting pot

Genetic analysis has revealed that the ancestors of modern humans interbred with at least five different archaic human groups as they moved out of Africa and across Eurasia. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Strange new species of duck-billed dinosaur identified

The most complete skull of a duck-billed dinosaur from Big Bend National Park, Texas, is revealed in a new article as a new genus and species, Aquilarhinus palimentus. This dinosaur has been named for its aquiline nose and wide lower … Continue reading

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Paleontology: New light on cichlid evolution in Africa

A collaborative research project has developed an integrative approach to the classification of fossil cichlids, and identified the oldest known member of the Tribe Oreochromini. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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East Coast Show 2019

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Small horned dinosaur from China, a Triceratops relative, walked on two feet

Auroraceratops, a bipedal dinosaur that lived roughly 115 million years ago, has been newly described by paleontologists. More than 80 individuals of this species have been found in China’s Gansu Province. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Bird with unusually long toes found fossilized in amber

Meet the ancient bird that had toes longer than its lower legs. Researchers have discovered a bird foot from 99 million years ago preserved in amber that had a hyper-elongated third toe. The study suggests that this bird might have … Continue reading

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