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Half a billion year old fossils shed light animal evolution on...

Scientists have discovered traces of life more than half-a-billion years old that could change the way we think about how all animals evolved on...

Fossil footprints challenge established theories of human evolution

Newly discovered human-like footprints from Crete may put the established narrative of early human evolution to the test. The footprints are approximately 5.7 million...

Mechanisms explaining positional diversity of the hindlimb in tetrapod evolution

In the evolution of tetrapods, the position of the hindlimb has diversified along with the vertebral formula, which is the number of small bones...

Fruit fly mutation foretells 40 million years of evolution

Small, seemingly insignificant mutations in fruit flies may actually hold clues as to how a species will evolve tens of millions of years in...

Big, shape-shifting animals from the dawn of time

Why did life on Earth change from small to large when it did? Researchers from the University of Cambridge and the Tokyo Institute of...

Darwin’s ‘strangest animal ever’ finds a family

Charles Darwin, Mr. Evolution himself, didn't know what to make of the fossils he saw in Patagonia so he sent them to his friend,...

Animal evolution: Hot start, followed by cold shock

The initial phases of animal evolution proceeded faster than hitherto supposed: New analyses suggest that the first animal phyla emerged in rapid succession --...

Scientists make new discovery about bird evolution

In a new paper published in National Science Review, a team of scientists from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, the Shandong Tianyu...

Ancient fossil reveals the evolution of bird legs for the first...

Researchers from the UK and China have found that living birds have a more crouched leg posture than their ancestors, who are generally thought...

Fossil discovery rewrites understanding of reproductive evolution

A remarkable 250 million-year-old "terrible-headed lizard" fossil found in China shows an embryo inside the mother -- clear evidence for live birth. Head of The...

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