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Study identifies dinosaur ‘missing link’

A bizarre dinosaur which looked like a raptor but was in fact a vegetarian may be the 'missing link' between plant-eating dinosaurs and theropods,...

400-million-year-old fish fossil reveals jaw structure linked to humans

A new study from ANU on a 400 million year old fish fossil has found a jaw structure that is part of the evolutionary...

Mystery of how first animals appeared on Earth solved

Research led by The Australian National University (ANU) has solved the mystery of how the first animals appeared on Earth, a pivotal moment for...

Cenozoic carnivore from Turkey may have evolved without placental competitors

A new marsupial-like carnivorous animal that lived more than 40 million years ago in what is now Turkey may have evolved in the absence...

Unique imaging of a dinosaur’s skull tells evolutionary tale

Researchers using Los Alamos' unique neutron-imaging and high-energy X-ray capabilities have exposed the inner structures of the fossil skull of a 74-million-year-old tyrannosauroid dinosaur...

Seven complete specimens of new flower, all 100 million years old

A Triceratops or Tyrannosaurus rex bulling its way through a pine forest likely dislodged flowers that 100 million years later have been identified in...

Meadow of dancing brittle stars shows evolution at work

Newly-described fossil shows how brittle stars evolved in response to pressure from predators, and how an 'evolutionary hangover' managed to escape them. Researchers have described...

First winged mammals from the Jurassic period discovered

Two 160 million-year-old mammal fossils discovered in China show that the forerunners of mammals in the Jurassic Period evolved to glide and live in...

Amateur collectors in Japan discover country’s first and oldest fossil diving...

During a walk near a reservoir in a small Japanese town, amateur collectors made the discovery of their lives - the first and oldest...

Dino hips discovery unravels species riddle

New research from University of Alberta paleontologists shows one of North America's most broadly identified dinosaur species, Troodon formosus, is no longer a valid...

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