Category Archives: Paleontology

‘Euro Satan’: Fossil of carnivorous marsupial relative found in E Europe

Scientists have found fossil stays of a brand new carnivorous mammal in Turkey, one of many largest marsupial family members ever found within the northern hemisphere. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Evaluating the jaws of porcupine fish reveals three new species

Researchers in contrast fossil porcupine fish jaws and tooth plates collected on expeditions to Panama, Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil with these from museum specimens and trendy porcupine fish, revealing three new species. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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David Attenborough features new species namesake

A brand new species of damselfly from the Cretaceous interval has been named after the long-lasting naturalist and TV presenter Sir David Attenborough. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Distinctive imaging of a dinosaur’s cranium tells evolutionary story

Researchers utilizing Los Alamos’ distinctive neutron-imaging and excessive-power X-ray capabilities have uncovered the inside buildings of the fossil cranium of a seventy four-million-yr-previous tyrannosauroid dinosaur nicknamed the Bisti Beast within the highest-decision scan of tyrannosaur cranium ever completed. Paleontology News … Continue reading

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Seven full specimens of latest flower, all one hundred million years previous

A Triceratops or Tyrannosaurus rex bulling its method by way of a pine forest probably dislodged flowers that one hundred million years later have been recognized of their fossilized type as a brand new species of tree. Paleontology News — … Continue reading

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Meadow of dancing brittle stars exhibits evolution at work

Newly-described fossil exhibits how brittle stars advanced in response to strain from predators, and the way an ‘evolutionary hangover’ managed to flee them. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Newbie collectors in Japan uncover nation’s first and oldest fossil diving hen

Two brothers from a small city in Hokkaido, Japan, made the invention of their lives — the primary and oldest fossil hen ever recognized of their nation. Recognized as a brand new species, it has been named Chupkaornis keraorum. Paleontology … Continue reading

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New thirteen-million-yr-previous toddler cranium sheds mild on ape ancestry

A brand new discovery in Kenya of a remarkably full fossil ape cranium reveals what the widespread ancestor of all dwelling apes and people might have appeared like. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Historic DNA used to trace Mesa Verde exodus in thirteenth century

Historic DNA used to trace the mass exodus of Ancestral Pueblo individuals from Colorado’s Mesa Verde area within the late thirteenth century signifies many wound up within the Northern Rio Grande space north of Santa Fe, N.M., inhabited as we … Continue reading

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Extinction thriller solved? Proof suggests people performed a task in monkey’s demise in Jamaica

Radiocarbon courting of a fossilized leg bone from a Jamaican monkey referred to as Xenothrix mcgregori suggests it might be the some of the current primate species anyplace on the planet to grow to be extinct, and it might remedy … Continue reading

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