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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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Prehistoric puma feces reveals oldest parasite DNA ever recorded

The oldest parasite DNA ever recorded has been found in the ancient, desiccated feces of a puma. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Researchers discover oldest fossil forest in Asia

Researchers describe the largest example of a Devonian forest, made up of 250,000 square meters of fossilized lycopsid trees, which was recently discovered in China’s Anhui province. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Earth’s oldest animals could take trips

New research settles a longstanding debate about whether the most ancient animal communities were deliberately mobile. It turns out they were, because they were hungry. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Oldest flaked stone tools point to the repeated invention of stone tools

A new archaeological site discovered by scientists working in Ethiopia shows that the origins of stone tool production are older than 2.58 million years ago. Previously, the oldest evidence for systematic stone tool production and use was 2.58 to 2.55 … Continue reading

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Oldest known trees in eastern North America documented

A stand of bald cypress trees in North Carolina, including one least 2,624 years old, are the oldest known living trees in eastern North America and the oldest wetland tree species in the world. They show evidence of severe flooding … Continue reading

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Tracking records of the oldest life forms on Earth

Ancient organic matter of biological origin has been tracked in multiple samples of rock spanning over 2,000 million years of Earth’s history, according to researchers. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Mystery shrouding oldest animal fossils solved

Scientists have discovered that 558 million-year-old Dickinsonia fossils do not reveal all of the features of the earliest known animals, which potentially had mouths and guts. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Oldest frog relative found in North America

Paleontologists have identified fossil fragments of what are thought to be the oldest known frogs in North America. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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20-million-year-old tusked sea cow is Central America’s oldest marine mammal

A researcher searching the shoreline of the Panama Canal for fossil plants instead found an ancient sea cow. An ’emergency fossil excavation’ due to rising water levels yielded a remarkably complete skeleton of a new genus and species of dugong, … Continue reading

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