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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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