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Paleontologists discover complete Saurornitholestes langstoni specimen

The discovery of a nearly complete dromaeosaurid Saurornitholestes langstoni specimen is providing critical information for the evolution of theropod dinosaurs, according to new research. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Paleontologists report world’s biggest Tyrannosaurus rex

Paleontologists have just reported the world’s biggest Tyrannosaurus rex and the largest dinosaur skeleton ever found in Canada. The 13-metre-long T. rex, nicknamed ‘Scotty,’ lived in prehistoric Saskatchewan 66 million years ago. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Paleontologists discover largest dinosaur foot ever

The dinosaur foot known as ‘Bigfoot,’ described in a new scientific paper recently published in the open-access journal PeerJ — the Journal of Life and Environmental Sciences, was excavated in 1998 by an expedition from the University of Kansas, with … Continue reading

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Paleontologists ID two new Miocene mammals in Bolivia

Researchers have discovered the 13-million-year-old fossils of a pair of new species of extinct hoofed mammals known as ‘litopterns’ from a site in Bolivia. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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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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Child aids paleontologists in discovery of new ancient fish species

The fossil, called Candelarhynchus padillai, is approximately 90 million years old, and has no modern relatives. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Paleontologists determine new 507-million-yr-previous sea creature with can opener-like pincers

Paleontologists have uncovered a brand new fossil species that sheds mild on the origin of mandibulates, probably the most plentiful and numerous group of organisms on Earth, to which belong acquainted animals comparable to flies, ants, crayfish and centipedes. Named … Continue reading

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Paleontologists discover fossil relative of Ginkgo biloba

A discovery of nicely-preserved fossil crops by paleontologists from america, China, Japan, Russia and Mongolia has allowed researchers to determine a distant relative of the dwelling plant Ginkgo biloba. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Paleontologists classify mysterious ancient cone-shaped sea creatures

One branch on the tree of life is heavier as a team of scientists has determined what a bizarre group of extinct cone-shaped animals actually are. Known as hyoliths, these marine creatures evolved over 530 million years ago and are … Continue reading

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Paleontologists discover major T. rex fossil

Paleontologists have discovered a Tyrannosaurus rex, including a very complete skull. The find, which paleontologists estimate to be about 20 percent of the animal, includes vertebrae, ribs, hips and lower jaw bones. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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