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Incisors of primitive rhino found from the Early Miocene

Aprotodon is a large-sized primitive rhinocerotid form, distinguished by relatively robust and strongly curved lower incisors, and the specialized wide mandibular symphysis, which is similar to that of the hippopotamus.

14 closely related crocodiles existed around 5 million years ago

Nowadays, the most diverse species of crocodile are found in northern South America and Southeast Asia: As many as six species of alligator and four true crocodiles exist, although no more than two or three ever live alongside one another at the same time.

Ancient creature discovered with ‘scissor hand-like’ claws

A scientist has discovered an ancient extinct creature with 'scissor hand-like' claws in fossil records and has named it in honour of his favourite movie star.

Study provides insight into nesting behavior of dinosaurs

A university study into the incubation behavior of modern birds is shedding new light on the type of parental care carried out by their long extinct ancestors.

An international team of scientists have revealed a new species of ichthyosaur

An international team of scientists have revealed a new species of ichthyosaur (a dolphin-like marine reptile from the age of dinosaurs) from Iraq, which revolutionises our understanding of the evolution and extinction of these ancient marine reptiles.

Scientists Reveal New Species of Bone-Headed Dinosaur Hinting at Higher Diversity of Small Dinosaurs

Scientists have named a new species of bone-headed dinosaur (pachycephalosaur) from Alberta, Canada.Acrotholus audeti (Ack-RHO-tho-LUS) was identified from both recently discovered and historically collected fossils.

What Happened to Dinosaurs’ Predecessors After Earth’s Largest Extinction 252 Million Years Ago?

What Happened to Dinosaurs' Predecessors After Earth's Largest Extinction 252 Million Years Ago?

How changing body shape affected balance and posture during the evolution of dinosaurs

Credit : Royal Veterinary College Research published on 24 April 2013 from The Royal Veterinary College, in the journal Nature, uses realistic three-dimensional computer models...

Unusual anal fin offers new insight into evolution

An unusual fossil fish that has fins behind its anus could have implications for human evolution according to a scientist at The University of Manchester.

Oldest dinosaur bonebed reveals embryo development

A 190-million-year-old dinosaur bonebed near the city of Lufeng, in Yunnan, China has revealed for the first time how dinosaur embryos grew and developed in their eggs.

The placodonts are fellow Europeans

Placodonts were among the first marine reptiles. With their trademark crushing teeth, they fed on shellfish and crustaceans.

What a bunch of dodos!

A catastrophic mass extinction of birds in the Pacific Islands followed the arrival of the first people