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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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Blue color tones in fossilized prehistoric feathers

Examining fossilized pigments, scientists have uncovered new insights into blue color tones in prehistoric birds. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Deep time tracking devices: Fossil barnacles reveal prehistoric whale migrations

Long-distance migrations are common for large whales, but when in their evolutionary past did whales begin to migrate and why? Scientists looked for these answers in fossil whale barnacles. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Medical scanner helps to unlock the mysteries of a giant prehistoric marine reptile

A nearly meter-long skull of a giant fossil marine ichthyosaur found in a farmer’s field more than 60 years ago has been studied for the first time. Using cutting-edge computerized tomography (CT) scanning technology, the research reveals new information including … Continue reading

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Some prehistoric horses were homebodies

A strontium analysis of fossilized horse teeth from Florida found that the animals did not travel far from where they were born. Researchers also found evidence that prehistoric horses fed along the coast like wild horses do today at places … Continue reading

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Unprecedented wave of large-mammal extinctions linked to prehistoric humans

Homo sapiens, Neanderthals and other recent human relatives may have begun hunting large mammal species down to size — by way of extinction — at least 90,000 years earlier than previously thought, according to a new study. The magnitude and … Continue reading

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Prehistoric reptile pregnant with octuplets

Palaeontologists have discovered part of the skeleton of a 180-million-year-old pregnant ichthyosaur with the remains of between six and eight tiny embryos between its ribs. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Research settles prehistoric puzzle, confirms trendy hyperlink of carbon dioxide and international warming

Fossil leaves from Africa resolve a prehistoric local weather puzzle and ensure the hyperlink between carbon dioxide and international warming. Analysis beforehand discovered conflicting knowledge on excessive carbon ranges and its hyperlink to local weather change about 22 million years … Continue reading

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An enormous, prehistoric otter’s surprisingly highly effective chew

An enormous, wolf-sized otter that lived about 6 million years in the past might have been a dominant predator in its time, in accordance with a brand new evaluation of the animal’s jaws. When scientists used computer systems to simulate … Continue reading

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Prehistoric squid was final meal of new child ichthyosaur 200 million years in the past

Scientists have recognized the smallest and youngest specimen of Ichthyosaurus communis on document and located a further shock preserved in its abdomen. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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