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New symmetrodont mammal found from the Early Cretaceous of China

Mesozoic mammals with molariform teeth bearing a simple, triangular arrangement of principal cusps were traditionally assigned to the Order Symmetrodonta. Phylogenetic analyses imply that...

Rapid rise of the Mesozoic sea dragons

In the Mesozoic, the time of the dinosaurs, from 252 to 66 million years ago, marine reptiles such as ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs were top...

Fish-eating enantiornithine bird provides evidence of modern avian digestive features

Enantiornithes are the most successful clade of Mesozoic birds, representing the sister group of the Ornithuromorpha, which gave rise to living birds. Nevertheless, the...

First microwhip scorpion from Mesozoic period found in Burmese amber

It's smaller than a grain of rice, yellowish, trapped in amber and lived 100 million years ago alongside dinosaurs. Meet Electrokoenenia yaksha, a newly...

New basal bird from China reveals the morphological diversity in early...

Over the past three decades, representatives of all major Mesozoic bird groups have been reported from the Early Cretaceous Jehol Biota of northeastern China....

Scientists Discover Butterfly-like Fossil Insect in the Deep Mesozoic

Large butterfly-like insects known as Kalligrammatid lacewings, which fluttered through Eurasian fern- and cycad-filled woodland during the Mesozoic Era, have been extinct for more...

Newly discovered pliosaur terrorised ancient Russian seas

The Mesozoic played host to some of the most dangerous predators to ever swim the Earth's oceans. Among these, pliosaurs were lethal hunters, and...

Mesozoic mammals, what do we know from China?

The most exciting findings covering Mesozoic mammals over the last two decades have come from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods of China. Remarkably preserved...

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