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New indications of gradual decline of dinosaurs before the end of...

According to the latest research results of a German-Mexican team of geoscientists, the gradual decline of the dinosaurs and pterosaurs presumably came before the...

Caryodaphnopsis Originates in Late Cretaceous Laurasia

Caryodaphnopsis is a small genus of the Lauraceae. It contains 16 known species with a disjunct tropical amphi-Pacific distribution; 8 species in tropical Asia...

New symmetrodont mammal found from the Early Cretaceous of China

Mesozoic mammals with molariform teeth bearing a simple, triangular arrangement of principal cusps were traditionally assigned to the Order Symmetrodonta. Phylogenetic analyses imply that...

New Cretaceous fossils shed light on the early evolution of ants

Ants comprise one lineage of the triumvirate of eusocial insects and experienced their early diversification within the Cretaceous. The success of ants is generally...

Scientists cite evidence that mosasaurs were warm-blooded

Mosasaurs -- an extinct group of aquatic reptiles that thrived during the Late Cretaceous period -- possibly were "endotherms," or warm-blooded creatures, a paper...

Rainbow Sediment Stratum, Oued Metlili Ghardaia, Algeria

It's Outcrop of sedimentary rocks of the Albian "Early Cretaceous". Metlili is a town and commune, and capital of Métlili District, in Ghardaïa Province, Algeria. Metlili...

Nitrogen factories in the Cretaceous oceans

Researchers have discovered a 'bizarre' microorganism which plays a key role in the food web of Earth's oceans. Researchers from Spain's Institute of Marine Sciences...

New basal bird from China reveals the morphological diversity in early...

Over the past three decades, representatives of all major Mesozoic bird groups have been reported from the Early Cretaceous Jehol Biota of northeastern China....

A New Species of Cretaceous Acanthomorph from Canada

For being one of the largest groups of vertebrates, and having one of the richer fossil records among organisms, the relationships of fishes are...

New leptoceratopsid found from the Upper Cretaceous of Shandong Province, China

The leptoceratopsids are a group of small, quadrupedal horned dinosaurs that have so far been found exclusively in the Upper Cretaceous of Asia and...

Late Cretaceous Period Was Likely Ice-Free

For years, scientists have thought that a continental ice sheet formed during the Late Cretaceous Period more than 90 million years ago when the...

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