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Kung Fu Stegosaur
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Kung Fu Stegosaur

October 22nd, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Stegosaurs have in the past been presented to us as lumbering plant eaters, but in reality they were lethal fighters when...
Secrets of Dinosaur Ecology discovered in fragile amber
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Secrets of Dinosaur Ecology discovered in fragile amber

October 21st, 2014 | by archaeologynews
The research conducted by Ryan McKellar’s sounds like it could of come straight out of Jurassic Park: he studies pieces of...
Extinct giant kangaroos may have been hop-less
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Extinct giant kangaroos may have been hop-less

October 16th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Stiff backs and strong joints show that giant kangaroos may have walked instead of...
Ancient fossils confirmed among our strangest cousins
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Ancient fossils confirmed among our strangest cousins

October 15th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Over 100 years has passed since their discovery, yet some of the world’s most bizarre fossils have just been identified as...
Fossilised bird egg offers clues to Brazil’s prehistoric past
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Fossilised bird egg offers clues to Brazil’s prehistoric past

October 14th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Brazilian scientists have uncovered a near-intact fossilised bird egg- Brazil’s first- in Sao Paulo...
Physics determined ammonite shell shape
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Physics determined ammonite shell shape

October 13th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Ammonites are a group of extinct cephalopod mollusks with ribbed spiral shells. They are unusually diverse and well known among...
52-million-year-old amber preserves ‘ant-loving’ beetle
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52-million-year-old amber preserves ‘ant-loving’ beetle

October 3rd, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Eocene fossil is oldest-known social parasite of ants, correlates with the ecological rise of modern...
Tooth serves as evidence of 220 million-year-old attack
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Tooth serves as evidence of 220 million-year-old attack

September 29th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
A tooth challenges beliefs about how ancient reptiles...
New evidence of ancient multicellular life sets evolutionary timeline back 60 million years
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New evidence of ancient multicellular life sets evolutionary timeline back 60 million years

September 25th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
A Virginia Tech geobiologist with collaborators from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have found evidence in the fossil record...
Answer to restoring lost island biodiversity found in fossils
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Answer to restoring lost island biodiversity found in fossils

September 23rd, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Many native species have disappeared from tropical islands because of human activity, but University of Florida scientists have...
New Hadrosaur Noses into Spotlight
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New Hadrosaur Noses into Spotlight

September 23rd, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Call it the Jimmy Durante of dinosaurs‒ a recently discovered hadrosaur with a particularly distinctive nasal profile. The new...
‘Jaws’ lived in Doncaster
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‘Jaws’ lived in Doncaster

September 15th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Sharks, swamps and a tropical rainforest bursting with life – this isn’t exactly what comes to mind when you think of...
Scientists report first semiaquatic dinosaur, Spinosaurus
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Scientists report first semiaquatic dinosaur, Spinosaurus

September 15th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Enormous predator was over 9 feet longer than largest Tyrannosaurus...
How good is the fossil record?
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How good is the fossil record?

September 4th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Methods have been developed to try to identify and correct for bias in the fossil record but new research from the Universities...
T. Rex times seven: New dinosaur species is discovered in Argentina
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T. Rex times seven: New dinosaur species is discovered in Argentina

September 4th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Scientists have discovered and described a new supermassive dinosaur species with the most complete skeleton ever found of its...
Exceptionally well preserved insect fossils from the Rhône Valley
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Exceptionally well preserved insect fossils from the Rhône Valley

September 2nd, 2014 | by archaeologynews
In Bavaria, the Tithonian Konservat-Lagerstätte of lithographic limestone is well known as a result of numerous discoveries of...
Plant Life Forms in the Fossil Record: When Did the First Canopy Flowers Appear?
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Plant Life Forms in the Fossil Record: When Did the First Canopy Flowers Appear?

September 1st, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Most plant fossils are isolated organs, making it difficult to reconstruct the type of plant life or its ecosystem...
Flapping baby birds offer clues to origin of flight
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Flapping baby birds offer clues to origin of flight

August 29th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
How did the earliest birds take wing? Did they fall from trees and learn to flap their forelimbs to avoid crashing? Or did they...
Snails Tell of the Rise and Fall of the Tibetan Plateau
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Snails Tell of the Rise and Fall of the Tibetan Plateau

August 29th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
The rise of the Tibetan plateau — the largest topographic anomaly above sea level on Earth — is important for both its...
Misunderstood worm-like fossil finds its place in the Tree of Life
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Misunderstood worm-like fossil finds its place in the Tree of Life

August 28th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
One of the most bizarre-looking fossils ever found - a worm-like creature with legs, spikes and a head difficult to distinguish...
Oldest representative of a weird arthropod group
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Oldest representative of a weird arthropod group

August 28th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Biologists at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have assigned a number of 435-million-year-old fossils to a new...
Jurassic Welsh mammals were picky eaters, study finds
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Jurassic Welsh mammals were picky eaters, study finds

August 20th, 2014 | by heritagedaily
For most people, mere mention of the word Jurassic conjures up images of huge dinosaurs chomping their way through lush...
Evolution of marine crocodilians constrained by ocean temperatures
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Evolution of marine crocodilians constrained by ocean temperatures

August 20th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
The ancestors of today’s crocodiles colonized the seas during warm phases and became extinct during cold phases, according to a...
Toothless ‘dragon’ pterosaurs dominated the Late Cretaceous skies
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Toothless ‘dragon’ pterosaurs dominated the Late Cretaceous skies

August 18th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
A new study provides an exciting insight into the Late Cretaceous and the diversity and distribution of the toothless...
New home for an ‘evolutionary misfit’
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New home for an ‘evolutionary misfit’

August 18th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
A worm-like creature with legs and spikes finally finds its place in the evolutionary tree of...
Reconstructions show how some of the earliest animals lived…and died
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Reconstructions show how some of the earliest animals lived…and died

August 12th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
New three-dimensional reconstructions display how some of the world’s earliest animals developed, and offer some answers as to...
Scientists to explore how insects evolved ultrasonic hearing abilities over millennia
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Scientists to explore how insects evolved ultrasonic hearing abilities over millennia

August 6th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
The Leverhulme Trust has awarded a grant of £250,000 to a team of scientists led by the University of Lincoln, UK, to research...
Shrinking dinosaurs evolved into flying birds
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Shrinking dinosaurs evolved into flying birds

August 1st, 2014 | by archaeologynews
A novel study lead by Adelaide scientist has shown how enormous, carnivorous, ground-dwelling dinosaurs – the theropods –...
Decades-old amber collection offers news views of a lost world
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Decades-old amber collection offers news views of a lost world

July 31st, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Scientists are searching through an extremely large collection of 20-million-year-old amber unearthed in the Dominican Republic...
Unique Images bring fossil insects back to life
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Unique Images bring fossil insects back to life

July 29th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
A ground breaking new book brings together two of the major disciplines behind the popular film franchise Jurassic Park, with the...
Dinosaurs fell victim to perfect storm of events, study shows
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Dinosaurs fell victim to perfect storm of events, study shows

July 28th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Scientists say that the dinosaurs may have survived the fatal asteroid strike if it had taken place slightly earlier or later in...
Mammoth and Mastodon Behavior was less roam, more stay at home
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Mammoth and Mastodon Behavior was less roam, more stay at home

July 22nd, 2014 | by archaeologynews
According to research conducted by the University of Cincinnati, the fuzzy relatives of modern-day elephants liked living in...
Science and art bring back to life 300 million-year-old specimens of a primitive reptile-like vertebrate
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Science and art bring back to life 300 million-year-old specimens of a primitive reptile-like vertebrate

July 22nd, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Palaeontologists from the Natural History Museum and academics from Lincoln, Cambridge and Slovakia have managed to recreate the...
Dodos and spotted green pigeons are descendants of an island hopping bird
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Dodos and spotted green pigeons are descendants of an island hopping bird

July 17th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
According to scientists, the mysterious spotted green pigeon (Caloenas maculata) was a relative of the dodo. Scientists have...
New Feathered Predatory Fossil unearths new information on dinosaur flight
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New Feathered Predatory Fossil unearths new information on dinosaur flight

July 16th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Discovered in China, “Four-Winged” fossil helps explain how larger dinosaurs took to the...
Meet the gomphothere: UA archaeologist involved in discovery of bones of elephant ancestor
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Meet the gomphothere: UA archaeologist involved in discovery of bones of elephant ancestor

July 15th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
An animal once thought to have disappeared from North America before the arrival of humans might have actually roamed the...
Extinct Sea Scorpion gets Yale eye exam, with surprising results
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Extinct Sea Scorpion gets Yale eye exam, with surprising results

July 11th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Poor peepers are a problem, even if you are a big, bad sea scorpion....
New fossil find pinpoints the origin of jaws in vertebrates
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New fossil find pinpoints the origin of jaws in vertebrates

July 6th, 2014 | by heritagedaily
A major fossil discovery in Canada sheds new light on the development of the earliest vertebrates, including the origin of jaws,...
Oldest biodiversity found in Gabonese marine ecosystem
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Oldest biodiversity found in Gabonese marine ecosystem

July 6th, 2014 | by heritagedaily
Researchers have discovered, in clay sediments from Gabon, fossils of the oldest multicellular organisms ever found. In total,...
Archaeopteryx plumage: First show off, then take off
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Archaeopteryx plumage: First show off, then take off

July 4th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Archaeopteryx plumage: First show off, then take...