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Baleen whales’ ancestors were toothy suction feeders

Modern whales' ancestors probably hunted and chased down prey, but somehow, those fish-eating hunters evolved into filter-feeding leviathans. An analysis of a 36.4-million-year-old whale...

Team finds shark tooth in northwest Amazon basin

A tiny shark tooth, part of a mantis shrimp and other microscopic marine organisms reveal that as the Andes rose, the Eastern Amazon sank...

New study finds evolution of brain and tooth size were not...

A new study from the George Washington University's Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology (CASHP) found that whereas brain size evolved at...

Tooth wear patterns suggest Paranthropus early hominins had softer diets than...

Analysis of wear patterns on fossil teeth from East African hominins suggests the diets of Paranthropus aethiopicus and Paranthropus boisei were softer than had...

Tooth wear sheds light on the feeding habits of ancient elephant...

How can we ever know what ancient animals ate? For the first time, the changing diets of elephants in the last two million years...

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