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Desert-dwelling carnivorous dinosaur found in Brazil

A desert-based carnivorous dinosaur that used claws to capture small prey 90 million years ago has been unearthed in southern Brazil, scientists said Wednesday. Just...

The ancient croc that preyed on dinosaurs

A new species of crocodile has been described from opalised fossils found at Lightning Ridge in NSW, Australia, from a fossil unearthed more than...

New ‘king’ of fossils discovered on Kangaroo Island

Fossils of a giant new species from the long-extinct group of sea creatures called trilobites have been found on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. The finding...

Some of Earth’s oldest animals could take trips

New UC Riverside-led research settles a longstanding debate about whether the most ancient animal communities were deliberately mobile. It turns out they were, because...

Marine life recovery following the dinosaurs’ extinction

A new study shows how marine life around Antarctica returned after the extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs. A team led by British Antarctic...

Rare fossils provide more detailed picture of biodiversity during Middle Ordovician

A clutch of marine fossil specimens unearthed in northern Portugal that lived between 470 and 459 million years ago is filling a gap in...

Feathers came first, then birds

New research, led by the University of Bristol, suggests that feathers arose 100 million years before birds -- changing how we look at dinosaurs,...

In hot pursuit of dinosaurs: Tracking extinct species on ancient Earth...

One researcher at the University of Tokyo is in hot pursuit of dinosaurs, tracking extinct species around ancient Earth. Identifying the movements of extinct...

Thai dinosaur is a cousin of T. rex

Scientists from the University of Bonn and the Sirindhorn Museum in Thailand have identified two new dinosaur species. They analyzed fossil finds that were...

Researchers identify reddish coloring in an ancient fossil

Researchers have for the first time detected chemical traces of red pigment in an ancient fossil -- an exceptionally well-preserved mouse, not unlike today's...

A high-heeled dinosaur?

A 24-tonne dinosaur may have walked in a 'high-heeled' fashion, according to University of Queensland research. UQ Ph.D. candidate Andréas Jannel and colleagues from UQ's...

Museum volunteers discover new species of extinct heron at North Florida...

When the bones of an ancient heron were unearthed at a North Florida fossil site, the find wasn't made by researchers but by two...

Bedbugs evolved more than 100 million years ago “walked the earth...

Bedbugs -- some of the most unwanted human bed-mates -- have been parasitic companions with other species aside from humans for more than 100...

Newly discovered fossil footprints force paleontologists to rethink ancient desert inhabitants

An international team of paleontologists has united to study important fossil footprints recently discovered in a remote location within Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona....

Texas A&M student identifies unique 5-million-year-old rhino species

Rhinoceros don't roam the prairies of Texas today, and some might not even know they once roamed the Great Plains. But one Texas A&M...

Crystallized Skull : All Fakes?

Crystallized Skull The crystal skulls are human skull hardstone carvings made of clear or milky white quartz, claimed by their alleged finders to be pre-Colombian...

Tooth fossils fill 6-million-year-old gap in primate evolution

Researchers have used fossilized teeth found near Lake Turkana in northwest Kenya to identify a new monkey species—a discovery that helps fill a 6-million-year...

Coastal organisms trapped in 99-million-year-old amber

Most amber inclusions are organisms that lived in the forest. It is very rare to find sea life trapped in amber. However, an international...

Archaeopteryx gets company

Archaeopteryx's throne is tottering. Since the discovery of the first fossil of the primal bird in 1861, it had been considered the only bird...

New Jurassic non-avian theropod dinosaur sheds light on origin of flight...

A new Jurassic non-avian theropod dinosaur from 163 million-year-old fossil deposits in northeastern China provides new information regarding the incredible richness of evolutionary experimentation...

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