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How chewing like a cow helped early mammals thrive

You probably haven't given much thought to how you chew, but the jaw structure and mechanics of almost all modern mammals may have something...

Pattern of mammal dwarfing during global warming

More than 50 million years ago, when the Earth experienced a series of extreme global warming events, early mammals responded by shrinking in size....

Kiss of death: Mammals were the first animals to produce venom

Africa is a tough place. It always has been. Especially if you have to fend off gigantic predators like sabre-toothed carnivores in order to...

Biologists follow ‘fossilizable’ clues to pinpoint when mammal, bird and dinosaur...

Many mammals and birds are remarkable athletes; mice work hard to dig burrows for protection and sparrows fight gravity with each flap of their...

New study finds mammals during age of dinosaurs packed a powerful...

Move over, hyenas and saber-toothed cats; there's a mammal with an even stronger bite. A new study by Burke Museum and University of Washington...

Fossilized evidence of a tumor in a 255-million-year-old mammal forerunner

When paleontologists at the University of Washington cut into the fossilized jaw of a distant mammal relative, they got more than they bargained for...

Changing views of evolutionary factors at work on earliest mammals

Using 3D-printed replicas of 200-million-year-old mammal teeth and polymers that mimic insect prey, scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst this week provide the...

Herbivorous mammals have bigger bellies

As an international study conducted by the University of Zurich based on 3D reconstructions of animal skeletons reveals for the first time: Herbivorous mammals...

For 20 million years, the diversity of large terrestrial mammals depended...

For more than 20 million years, the ups and downs of diversity in terrestrial large mammals were determined by primary production, i.e. net production...

Ancient DNA traces extinct Caribbean ‘Island Murderer’ back to the dawn...

From skeletal remains found among ancient owl pellets, a team of scientists has recovered the first ancient DNA of the extinct West Indian mammal...

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