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Fossil holds new insights into how fish evolved onto land

"It's like a snake on the outside, but a fish on the inside." The fossil of an early snake-like animal -- called Lethiscus stocki --...

Tiny fossils reveal backstory of the most mysterious amphibian alive

Researchers have determined that the fossils of an extinct species from the Triassic Period are the long-missing link that connects Kermit the Frog's amphibian...

Researchers develop advanced 3D models of bite data to Study Dinosaurs,...

The skulls of alligators protect their brains, eyes and sense organs while producing some of the most powerful bite forces in the animal kingdom....

Ancient otter tooth found in Mexico suggests mammals migrated across America

Late in the afternoon on a hot March day in central Mexico, a paleontologist uncovered a jaw bone and called over to Jack Tseng. Tseng,...

Brazilian carnivorous mammal-like reptile fossil may be new Aleodon species

Some Late Triassic Brazilian fossils of mammal-like reptiles, previously identified as Chiniquodon, may in fact be the first Aleodon specimens found outside Africa, according...

Giant flying turkey once roamed Australia

A giant, flying turkey as tall as a kangaroo once roamed Australia, palaeontologists said Wednesday, after an analysis of fossils and bones from around...

World’s ‘first named dinosaur’ reveals new teeth with scanning tech

Pioneering technology has shed fresh light on the world's first scientifically-described dinosaur fossil - over 200 years after it was first discovered - thanks...

Extinct early whales listened like their relatives on land, fossil evidence...

Whales rely on a keen sense of hearing for their underwater existence. But whales show surprisingly vast differences in hearing ability. Baleen whales tune...

Which extinct ducks could fly?

We're all familiar with flightless birds: ostriches, emus, penguins -- and ducks? Ducks and geese, part of a bird family called the anatids, have...

World’s oldest fossil mushroom found

Roughly 115 million years ago, when the ancient supercontinent Gondwana was breaking apart, a mushroom fell into a river and began an improbable journey....

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