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Fossils reveal how weird mammal beat extinction

Animals that stay on islands are among the many most in danger from extinction. A exceptional eighty % of extinctions occurring since 1500AD have been on islands, with inhabitants dealing with risks from local weather change, sea degree rise, invasive … Continue reading

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Historic Swiss reptile exhibits its weird scale armor for the primary time

Grisons, 241 million years in the past — As an alternative of amidst excessive mountains, a small reptile suns itself on an island seashore in a heat shallow sea, the place many fish and marine reptiles frolic. That is the … Continue reading

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Bizarre Forelimb Evolution In Ancient Drepanosaurus Fossil

Drepanosaurus ripped away tree bark with a massive claw to get at hidden insects A 200-million-year-old reptile is rewriting the rulebooks on how four-legged animals conquered the world. Newly recovered fossils confirm that Drepanosaurus, a prehistoric cross between a chameleon … Continue reading

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Bizarre new species of extinct reptile shows dinosaurs copied body, skull shapes of distant relatives

Iconic dinosaur shapes were present for at least a hundred million years on our planet in animals before those dinosaurs themselves actually appeared. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Remains of bizarre group of extinct snail-eating Australian marsupials discovered

Fossil remains of a previously unknown family of carnivorous Australian marsupials that lived 15 million years ago have been discovered at the Riversleigh World Heritage Fossil Site in north-western Queensland by a UNSW Australia-led team of researchers. read more (e) … Continue reading

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Supercontinent rift formed bizarre Bunbury rocks

Their latest research suggest the lava that created Bunbury Basalt (pictured) actually came from a deep rift in the Earth’s crust. Credit: G Crouch Bunbury beachgoers may be unsettled to learn that the refreshing, blue stretch of water off the … Continue reading

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Ancient wildebeest-like animal shared ‘bizarre’ feature with dinosaur

By poring over the fossilized skulls of ancient wildebeest-like animals (Rusingoryx atopocranion) unearthed on Kenya’s Rusinga Island, researchers have discovered that the little-known hoofed mammals had a very unusual, trumpet-like nasal passage similar only to the nasal crests of lambeosaurine … Continue reading

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Ancient wildebeest-like animal shared ‘bizarre’ feature with dinosaur

By poring over the fossilized skulls of ancient wildebeest-like animals (Rusingoryx atopocranion) unearthed on Kenya’s Rusinga Island, researchers have discovered that the little-known hoofed mammals had a very unusual, trumpet-like nasal passage similar only to the nasal crests of lambeosaurine … Continue reading

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Ancient wildebeest-like animal shared ‘bizarre’ feature with dinosaur

By poring over the fossilized skulls of ancient wildebeest-like animals (Rusingoryx atopocranion) unearthed on Kenya’s Rusinga Island, researchers have discovered that the little-known hoofed mammals had a very unusual, trumpet-like nasal passage similar only to the nasal crests of lambeosaurine … Continue reading

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