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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...

New study of fossil plants shows the emergence of the Pacific...

The iconic evergreen forests of the Pacific Northwest haven't always been here. In a recent study published in the journal Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, and Palaeoecology, scientists...

Discovery of the oldest evidence of mobility on Earth

An international and multi-disciplinary team coordinated by Abderrazak El Albani at the Institut de chimie des milieux et matériaux de Poitiers (CNRS/Université de Poitiers)...

Giant ‘megalodon’ shark extinct earlier than previously thought

Megalodon -- a giant predatory shark that has inspired numerous documentaries, books and blockbuster movies -- likely went extinct at least one million years...

Neanderthal footprints found in Gibraltar

The international journal Quaternary Science Reviews has just published a paper which has involved the participation of Gibraltarian scientists from The Gibraltar National Museum...

Life thrived on Earth 3.5 billion years ago

3.5 billion years ago Earth hosted life, but was it barely surviving, or thriving? A new study carried out by a multi institutional team...

New oviraptorosaur species discovered in Mongolia

A new oviraptorosaur species from the Late Cretaceous was discovered in Mongolia, according to a study published in February 6, 2019 in the open-access...

Earliest known seed-eating perching bird discovered in Fossil Lake, Wyoming

Most of the birds you've ever seen -- sparrows, finches, robins, crows -- have one crucial thing in common: they're all what scientists refer...

Unusual microbes hold clues to early life

A new study has revealed how a group of deep-sea microbes provides clues to the evolution of life on Earth, according to a recent...

T. rex possessed a unique flexible skull

Senckenberg scientist Ingmar Werneburg, together with an international team, re-examined the skull structure of Tyrannosaurus rex. Using an "anatomical network analysis," the researchers showed...

First discovered fossil feather did not belong to iconic bird Archaeopteryx

A 150-year-old fossil feather mystery has been solved by an international research team including Dr Michael Pittman from the Department of Earth Sciences, The...

These strange fossils are closely related to sea urchins

Just a few centimeters long, these animals thrived in the ocean roughly half a billion years ago. Because of their odd morphology, scientists have...

The 210-million-year-old Smok was crushing bones like a hyena

Coprolites, or fossil droppings, of the dinosaur-like archosaur Smok wawelski contain lots of chewed-up bone fragments. This led researchers at Uppsala University to conclude...

Earth’s largest extinction event likely took plants first

Little life could endure the Earth-spanning cataclysm known as the Great Dying, but plants may have suffered its wrath long before many animal counterparts,...

How predatory plankton created modern ecosystems after ‘Snowball Earth’

Around 635 to 720 million years ago, during Earth's most severe glacial period, Earth was twice almost completely covered by ice, according to current...

Iguana-sized dinosaur cousin discovered in Antarctica

Antarctica wasn't always a frozen wasteland -- 250 million years ago, it was covered in forests and rivers, and the temperature rarely dipped below...

Long-necked dinosaurs rotated their forefeet to the side

Long-necked dinosaurs (sauropods) could orient their forefeet both forward and sideways. The orientation of their feet depended on the speed and centre of mass...

A reptile platypus from the early Triassic

No animal alive today looks quite like a duckbilled platypus, but about 250 million years ago something very similar swam the shallow seas in...

Ancient carpet shark discovered with ‘spaceship-shaped’ teeth

The world of the dinosaurs just got a bit more bizarre with a newly discovered species of freshwater shark whose tiny teeth resemble the...

Crocodiles have complex past

A new study throws into question the notion that today's crocodiles and alligators have a simple evolutionary past. Previous research has pointed to crocodiles and...

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