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Mystery of Helicoprion spiral fossil solved

Using CAT scans and making 3-D virtual reconstructions of the jaws of the ancient fish Helicoprion, Idaho State University researchers have solved some of the mysteries surrounding large spiral fossils of this fish's teeth.

A Fossil Fox With A Difference

The palaeoanthropological community got excited with the discovery of new hominin fossils at the site of Malapa, in South Africa, over two years ago.

The brain of the ampelosaur from Cuenca (Spain) revealed

CSIC has conducted the reconstruction in 3D of this organ on the basis of the fossilized remains of its skull

Dinosaur shook tail feathers for mating show

A University of Alberta researcher’s examination of fossilized dinosaur tail bones has led to a breakthrough finding: some feathered dinosaurs used tail plumage to attract mates, much like modern-day peacocks and turkeys.

Saber-toothed cats in California were not driven to extinction by lack of food

When prey is scarce, large carnivores may gnaw prey to the bone, wearing their teeth down in the process.

Prehistoric ghosts revealing new details

Scientists at The University of Manchester have used synchrotron-based imaging techniques to identify previously unseen anatomy preserved in fossils.

Researchers Find First Evidence of Ice Age Wolves in Nevada

A University of Nevada, Las Vegas research team recently unearthed fossil remains from an extinct wolf species in a wash northwest of Las Vegas, revealing the first evidence that the ice age mammal once lived in Nevada.

Evolutionary and Climatic Parallel between Australia and South America

Evolution has had the choice to create many different events throughout the 2.7 billion years that life has existed on this planet. Many paths have been created and avoided. Take the fact that mammals could have been the main form of life throughout the mesozoic instead of Dinosaurs.

A mammoth and humans on the banks of the Marne

A nearly complete mammoth skeleton has just been uncovered at Changis-sur-Marne in the Seine-et-Marne department. This type of discovery, in its original context, is exceptional in France since only three specimens have been found in 150 years: the first such discovery, known as "the mammoth of Choulans”, was discovered in Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon in 1859.

New findings represent extensive sample of early fossil wolf

Previous studies based on dental characters caused considerable confusion on taxonomic classification. In a paper published in the latest issue of Vertebrata PalAsiatica 2012(4), paleontologists from Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP), Chinese Academy of Sciences and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, reported new materials of a fossil wolf, Canis Chihliensis, from the newly discovered Shanshenmiaozui Locality in the Nihewan Basin, North China.

Hobbit banned as title of lecture on prehistoric ‘hobbit’

Public lecture about primitive humanoids nicknamed 'hobbits' forbidden by holders of Tolkien film rights

Lucy and Selam’s Species Climbed Trees : Australopithecus Afarensis Shoulder Blades Show Partially Arboreal Lifestyle

Australopithecus afarensis (the species of the well-known "Lucy" skeleton) was an upright walking species, but the question of whether it also spent much of its time in trees has been the subject of much debate, partly because a complete set of A. afarensis shoulder blades has never before been available for study.