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Mammals’ unique arms started evolving before the dinosaurs existed

Bats fly, whales swim, gibbons swing from tree to tree, horses gallop, and humans swipe on their phones -- the different habitats and lifestyles...

Fossil teeth from Kenya solve ancient monkey mystery

The teeth of a new fossil monkey, unearthed in the badlands of northwest Kenya, help fill a 6-million-year void in Old World monkey evolution,...

Alligator study reveals insight into dinosaur hearing

To determine where a sound is coming from, animal brains analyze the minute difference in time it takes a sound to reach each ear...

Rukwa Rift Basin Project names new Cretaceous mammal from East African...

Ohio University researchers announced a new species of mammal from the Age of Dinosaurs, representing the most complete mammal from the Cretaceous Period of...

What the world’s oldest eggs reveal about dinosaur evolution

A study of the world's earliest known dinosaur eggs reveals new information about the evolution of dinosaur reproduction. An international team of researchers led by...

Teenage T. rex was already chomping on prey

New research from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh indicates that even as a teenager the Tyrannosaurus rex showed signs that it would grow up...

New wallaby-sized dinosaur from the ancient Australian-Antarctic rift valley

A new, wallaby-sized herbivorous dinosaur has been identified from five fossilized upper jaws in 125 million year old rocks from the Cretaceous period of...

Dinosaurs were thriving before asteroid strike that wiped them out

Dinosaurs were unaffected by long-term climate changes and flourished before their sudden demise by asteroid strike. Scientists largely agree that an asteroid impact, possibly coupled...

Dinosaur tracks make fresh impression at Valley Forge park

The national park on the site where George Washington and the struggling Continental Army endured a tough winter during the American Revolution boasts a...

How megalodon’s teeth evolved into the ‘ultimate cutting tools’

Megalodon, the largest shark that ever lived, is known only from its gigantic bladelike teeth, which can be more than 7 inches long. But...

A small plesiosaur lived in Spain 125 million years ago

Plesiosaurs, erroneously viewed as dinosaurs, inhabited all Earth's oceans between 200 million and 65 million years ago. In the Peninsula, only scarce remains of...

Paleontology: Diversification after mass extinction

A team led by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich paleontologist Adriana López-Arbarello has identified three hitherto unknown fossil fish species in the Swiss Alps, which...

500-million-year old worm ‘superhighway’ discovered in Canada

Prehistoric worms populated the sea bed 500 million years ago -- evidence that life was active in an environment thought uninhabitable until now, research...

A rare assemblage of sharks and rays from nearshore environments of...

Eocene-aged sediments of Madagascar contain a previously unknown fauna of sharks and rays, according to a study released February 27, 2019 in the open-access...

Half-a-billion-year-old weird wonder worm finally gets its place in the tree...

Amiskwia was originally described by the famous palaeontologist Charles Doolittle Walcott (1850-1927) in 1911 who compared it to the modern arrow worms (chaetognaths) --...

Extinct weasel relative with confounding skull likely ate meat with a...

New research on an extinct weasel relative reveals what it might have eaten when it lived in North America and Asia about 20 million...

New species of tiny tyrannosaur foreshadows rise of T. rex

A newly discovered, diminutive -- by T. rex standards -- relative of the tyrant king of dinosaurs reveals crucial new information about when and...

Origins of giant extinct New Zealand bird traced to Africa

Scientists have revealed the African origins of New Zealand's most mysterious giant flightless bird -- the now extinct adzebill -- showing that some of...

Marsupial lived among Arctic dinosaurs

A research team has discovered a previously unknown species of marsupial that lived in Alaska's Arctic during the era of dinosaurs, adding a vivid...

New dinosaur with heart-shaped tail provides evolutionary clues for African continent

A new dinosaur that wears its "heart" on its tail provides new clues to how ecosystems evolved on the African continent during the Cretaceous...

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