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Meet Siamraptor suwati, a new species of giant predatory dinosaur from Thailand

Fossils discovered in Thailand represent a new genus and species of predatory dinosaur, according to a new study. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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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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Division by subtraction: Extinction of large mammal species likely drove survivors apart

A new study suggests that the extinctions of mammoths, dire wolves and other large mammal species in North America drove surviving species to distance themselves from their neighbors, reducing interactions as predators and prey, territorial competitors or scavengers. The discovery … Continue reading

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Reconstructing the evolution of all species

By looking into fossil teeth from almost 2 million years old rhinos, researchers have launched a new molecular method for studying the evolutionary history of fossil species dating back millions of years. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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New flying reptile species was one of largest ever flying animals

A newly identified species of pterosaur is among the largest ever flying animals, according to a new study. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Ancient animal species: Fossils dating back 550 million years among first animal trails

A geoscientist calls the unearthed fossils, including the bodies and trails left by an ancient animal species, the most convincing sign of ancient animal mobility, dating back about 550 million years. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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New species of dinosaur discovered after lying misidentified in fossil vaults for 30 years

A PhD student in South Africa has discovered a new dinosaur species in the University’s vaults, after it has been laying misidentified in a collection for 30 years. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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It would take 50 million years to recover New Zealand’s lost bird species

Half of New Zealand’s birds have gone extinct since humans arrived on the islands. Many more are threatened. Now, researchers estimate that it would take approximately 50 million years to recover the number of bird species lost since humans first … Continue reading

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A voracious Cambrian predator, Cambroraster, is a new species from the Burgess Shale

Fossils of a large new predatory species in half-a-billion-year-old rocks have been uncovered from Kootenay National Park in the Canadian Rockies. This new species has rake-like claws and a pineapple-slice-shaped mouth at the front of an enormous head, and it … Continue reading

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Strange new species of duck-billed dinosaur identified

The most complete skull of a duck-billed dinosaur from Big Bend National Park, Texas, is revealed in a new article as a new genus and species, Aquilarhinus palimentus. This dinosaur has been named for its aquiline nose and wide lower … Continue reading

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