Category Archives: Paleontology

Australian origin possible for iconic New Zealand tree

Ancestors of the long-lasting New Zealand Christmas Tree, Phutukawa, might have originated in Australia, new fossil analysis suggests. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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‘Star mud’ wasp is a brand new extinct species named after David Bowie’s alter ego

Throughout her research on fossil bugs at China’s Capitol Regular College, a scholar visited the Smithsonian Nationwide Museum of Pure Historical past, USA, carrying two unidentified wasp specimens that have been exceptionally properly-preserved and one hundred million years previous. Shut … Continue reading

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Scientists recreate Californian Indian water bottles to review historic publicity to chemical compounds

Water bottles replicated within the conventional technique utilized by Native Californian Indians reveal that the manufacturing course of might have been detrimental to the well being of those individuals. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Fossil holds new insights into how fish advanced onto land

The fossil of an early snake-like animal — referred to as Lethiscus stocki — has stored its evolutionary secrets and techniques for the final 340-million years. Now, a world group of researchers has revealed new insights into the traditional Scottish … Continue reading

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Tiny fossils reveal backstory of probably the most mysterious amphibian alive

The fossils of an extinct species from the Triassic Interval are the lengthy-lacking hyperlink that connects Kermit the Frog’s amphibian brethren to wormlike creatures with a spine and two rows of sharp tooth, new analysis exhibits. Named Chinlestegophis jenkinsi, the … Continue reading

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Moist and stormy climate lashed California coast… eight,200 years in the past

An evaluation of stalagmite data from White Moon Cave within the Santa Cruz Mountains exhibits that 8200 years in the past the California coast underwent one hundred fifty years of exceptionally moist and stormy climate. That is the primary excessive … Continue reading

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Volcanic eruptions triggered daybreak of the dinosaurs

Large pulses of volcanic exercise are more likely to have performed a key position in triggering the top Triassic mass extinction, which set the scene for the rise and age of the dinosaurs, new analysis has discovered. Paleontology News — … Continue reading

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Animal evolution: Scorching begin, adopted by chilly shock

The preliminary phases of animal evolution proceeded quicker than hitherto supposed: New analyses recommend that the primary animal phyla emerged in speedy succession — previous to the worldwide Ice Age that set in round seven hundred million years in the … Continue reading

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Historic otter tooth present in Mexico suggests mammals migrated throughout America

An historic otter tooth lately found in Mexico suggests sure mammals migrated throughout America in the course of the Miocene geologic epoch, roughly 23 million to five.three million years in the past. The brand new hypothesized route questions different theories … Continue reading

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Brazilian carnivorous mammal-like reptile fossil could also be new Aleodon species

Some Late Triassic Brazilian fossils of mammal-like reptiles, beforehand recognized as Chiniquodon, might in reality be the primary Aleodon specimens discovered outdoors Africa. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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