Category Archives: Paleontology

Genetic proof factors to nocturnal early mammals

New genetic proof suggesting that early mammals had good night time-time imaginative and prescient provides to fossil and behavioral research indicating that early mammals have been nocturnal. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Megafaunal extinctions pushed by an excessive amount of moisture

Research of bones from Ice Age megafaunal animals throughout Eurasia and the Americas have revealed that main will increase in environmental moisture occurred simply earlier than many species instantly turned extinct round eleven-15,000 years in the past. The persistent moisture … Continue reading

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Sea scorpions: The unique sea monster

Associated to each trendy scorpions and horseshow crabs, sea scorpions had skinny, versatile our bodies. Some species additionally had pinching claws and will develop as much as three metres in size. New analysis that the ocean scorpions had one other … Continue reading

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Big sloth was vegetarian: Food regimen of fossil megatherium decoded

Scientists have examined the eating regimen of the extinct Big Sloth Megatherium. Based mostly on analyses of the collagen within the fossil bones, the researchers concluded of their research that Megatherium subsisted on an solely vegetarian weight loss plan. Till … Continue reading

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Might a Colorado earthquake have been triggered by dinosaur extinction influence?

Researchers have discovered indicators of fault displacement at nicely-recognized rock outcrops in Colorado that mark the top-Cretaceous asteroid impression which will have hurried the extinction of the dinosaurs. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Moabosaurus found in Utah’s ‘gold mine’

Transfer over, honeybee and seagull: it is time to meet Moabosaurus utahensis, Utah’s newly found dinosaur, whose previous reveals much more concerning the state’s lengthy-time period historical past. The bones of the one hundred twenty five-million-yr-previous dinosaur have been extracted … Continue reading

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Viral fossils reveal how our ancestors might have eradicated an historic an infection

Scientists have uncovered how our ancestors might have worn out an historic retrovirus round eleven million years in the past. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Three new species of extinct South American marsupials found

The invention of three extinct species and new insights to a fourth signifies just a little-recognized household of marsupials, the Palaeothentidae, was numerous and existed over a variety of South America as current as thirteen million years in the past. … Continue reading

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Early dinosaur cousin had a shocking croc-like look

Teleocrater and different lately found dinosaur cousins present that these animals have been widespread in the course of the Triassic Interval and lived in modern-day Russia, India, and Brazil. Moreover, these cousins existed and went extinct earlier than dinosaurs even … Continue reading

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Palaeontologist reconstructs feathered dinosaurs within the flesh

Till now it has been arduous to get an correct concept of the form of a dinosaur from its fossilized stays, as solely their bones are often preserved. Utilizing a brand new method, palaeontologists have reconstructed the primary extremely detailed … Continue reading

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