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African evidence support Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis

A team of scientists from South Africa has discovered evidence partially supporting a hypothesis that Earth was struck by a meteorite or asteroid 12,800 years ago, leading to global consequences including climate change, and contributing to the extinction of many … Continue reading

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Statistical study finds it unlikely South African fossil species is ancestral to humans

Paleontologists finds that it is unlikely that a two-million-year-old, apelike fossil from South Africa is a direct ancestor of Homo, the genus to which modern-day humans belong. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Rukwa Rift Basin Project names new Cretaceous mammal from East African Rift System

Researchers announced a new species of mammal from the Age of Dinosaurs, representing the most complete mammal from the Cretaceous Period of continental Africa, and providing tantalizing insights into the past diversity of mammals on the planet. Paleontology News — … Continue reading

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New dinosaur with heart-shaped tail provides evolutionary clues for African continent

A new dinosaur that wears its ‘heart’ on its tail provides new clues to how ecosystems evolved on the African continent during the Cretaceous period. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Enigmatic African fossils rewrite story of when lemurs got to Madagascar

Research reveals that a 20-million-year-old African fossil, long thought to be a bat, actually represents one of the earliest branches of the lemur family tree. The reassessment challenges a long-held view that lemurs descended from ancestors that colonized Madagascar in … Continue reading

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Ancient Moroccan dental remains elucidate history of long-lost African fauna

Long before rhinoceros, giraffes, hippos, and antelopes roamed the African savannah, a group of large and highly specialized mammals known as embrithopods inhabited the continent. The most well known is Arsinoitherium, an animal that looked much like a rhinoceros but … Continue reading

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The unimaginable journey of the primary African tortoise that arrived in Europe

About ninety five million years in the past, a river turtle tailored to marine environments and made a unprecedented migration from the traditional continent of Gondwana, which grouped what’s now Africa and South America, to Laurasia, the Northern continental mass … Continue reading

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African lions underneath similar threats as extinct sabre-toothed tigers confronted

African lions are beneath the identical threats extinct sabre-toothed tigers confronted. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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South African cave yields but extra fossils of a newfound relative

Probing deeper into the South African cave system generally known as Rising Star, which final yr yielded the most important cache of hominin fossils recognized to science, a world group of researchers has found one other chamber with extra stays … Continue reading

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‘Final African dinosaur’ found in Moroccan mine

One of many final dinosaurs dwelling in Africa earlier than their extinction sixty six million years in the past has been found in a phosphate mine in northern Morocco. A research of the fossil means that following the breakup of … Continue reading

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