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Paleontologists put the bite on an ancient reptile from New England

Scientists have identified a new species of reptile from prehistoric Connecticut and, boy, does it have a mouth on it. Named Colobops noviportensis, the creature lived 200 million years ago and had exceptionally large jaw muscles — setting it apart … Continue reading

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Locomotion of bipedal dinosaurs might be predicted from that of ground-running birds

A new model based on ground-running birds could predict locomotion of bipedal dinosaurs based on their speed and body size, according to a new study. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Increased UV from ozone depletion sterilizes trees

Paleobotanists put dwarf, bonsai pine trees in growth chambers and subjected them to up to 13 times the UV-B radiation Earth experiences today, simulating conditions that likely existed 252 million years ago during the planet’s worst mass extinction. The UV-B … Continue reading

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Turkey-sized dinosaur from Australia preserved in an ancient log-jam

The partial skeleton of a new species of turkey-sized herbivorous dinosaur has been discovered in 113-million-year-old rocks in southeastern Australia. The fossilized tail and foot bones give new insight into the diversity of small, bipedal herbivorous dinosaurs called ornithopods that … Continue reading

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Primitive fossil bear with a candy tooth recognized from Canada’s Excessive Arctic

Researchers have recognized stays of a three.5-million-yr-previous bear from a fossil-wealthy website in Canada’s Excessive Arctic. Their research exhibits not solely that the animal is an in depth relative of the ancestor of recent bears — tracing its ancestry to … Continue reading

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Sumatran rhinos by no means recovered from losses through the Pleistocene, genome proof exhibits

A world staff of researchers has sequenced and analyzed the primary Sumatran rhino genome from a pattern belonging to a male made well-known on the Cincinnati Zoo. This research exhibits that the difficulty for Sumatran rhinoceros populations started a very … Continue reading

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Just lately found fossil exhibits transition of a reptile from life on land to life within the sea

Utilizing trendy analysis instruments on a one hundred fifty five-million-yr-previous reptile fossil, scientists report they’ve crammed in some necessary clues to the evolution of animals that when roamed land and transitioned to life within the water. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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mineralists: Ammonite with a floor masking of Pyrite from Germany Geology Nerd

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Extra mammoth bones recovered from Michigan farm the place cranium, tusks and dozens of intact bones of an ice age mammoth have been discovered

Paleontologists carried out a second excavation this week on the Chelsea-space farm the place the cranium, tusks and dozens of intact bones of an ice age mammoth have been pulled from the bottom in late 2015. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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