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First evidence of feathered polar dinosaurs found in Australia

A cache of 118 million-year-old fossilized dinosaur and bird feathers has been recovered from an ancient lake deposit that once lay beyond the southern polar circle. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Survival strategy found in living corals which was only seen in fossil records

Some corals can recover after massive mortality episodes caused by the water temperature rise. This survival mechanism in the marine environment — known as rejuvenation — had only been described in some fossil corals so far. A new study reveals … Continue reading

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Early humans evolved in ecosystems unlike any found today

To understand the environmental pressures that shaped human evolution, scientists must reconstruct the ecosystems in which they lived. Because putting together the puzzle of millions-of-years-old ecosystems is a difficult task, many studies draw analogies with present-day African ecosystems, such as … Continue reading

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One of world’s oldest bird species found in Waipara, New Zealand

The ancestor of some of the largest flying birds ever has been found in Waipara, New Zealand. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Long before other fish, ancient sharks found an alternative way to feed

Researchers have used tools developed to explore 3D movements and mechanics of modern-day fish jaws to analyze a fossil fish for the first time. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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World’s smallest fossil monkey found in Amazon jungle

Some 18 million years ago, a tiny monkey weighing little more than a baseball lived in the Amazon rainforest, the smallest fossil monkey known worldwide. The finding is based on a single tooth, twice the size of a pinhead, which … Continue reading

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Bird with unusually long toes found fossilized in amber

Meet the ancient bird that had toes longer than its lower legs. Researchers have discovered a bird foot from 99 million years ago preserved in amber that had a hyper-elongated third toe. The study suggests that this bird might have … Continue reading

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Fossils found in museum drawer in Kenya belong to gigantic carnivore

Paleontologists have discovered a new species of meat-eating mammal larger than any big cat stalking the world today. Larger than a polar bear, with a skull as large as that of a rhinoceros and enormous piercing canine teeth, this massive … Continue reading

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New species of early human found in the Philippines

Researchers have uncovered the remains of a new species of human in the Philippines, proving the region played a key role in hominin evolutionary history. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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First-confirmed occurrence of a lambeosaurine dinosaur found on Alaska’s North Slope

Paleontologists have discovered the first-confirmed occurrence of a lambeosaurine (crested ‘duck-billed’ dinosaur) from the Arctic — part of the skull of a lambeosaurine dinosaur from the Liscomb Bonebed (71-68 Ma) found on Alaska’s North Slope. The discovery proves for the … Continue reading

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