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sciencealert.com — Over the years, researchers have learned a lot about dinosaur anatomy, but there's one feature that keeps eluding us.  Of all the dinosaur tracks discovered, only a rare few, far less than one percent, show any traces of skin. It's a serious blindspot, especially when the patterns that this organ …
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gizmodo.com — At one of the most important ancient graveyards on Earth in North Dakota, paleontologists unearthed the fossilized remains of fish seemingly killed by the effects of the asteroid that ended the Cretaceous. We know that a large asteroid struck the Earth 66 million years ago, and around the same time…
30.03.2019 0 comments From Alex
nationalgeographic.com — Illustration: a colony of Avimaia schweitzerae nests on a lakeshore in what would become northwest China. Somehow, one female ended up dead in the water—eventually yielding the first fossil bird ever found with an unlaid egg inside. About 115 million years ago in what's now northwest China, a fem…
20.03.2019 0 comments From Alex
nationalgeographic.com — Australian miners uncovered the gem of a find—a dog-size herbivore named Weewarrasaurus pobeni. In a dazzling discovery, fossils brought up from a mine in Wee Warra, near the Australian outback town of Lightning Ridge, belong to the newly named dinosaur species Weewarrasaurus pobeni. The animal, …
05.12.2018 0 comments From Alex
phys.org — There are a couple of key features that make a turtle a turtle: its shell, for one, but also its toothless beak. A newly-discovered fossil turtle that lived 228 million years ago is shedding light on how modern turtles developed these traits. It had a beak, but while its body was Frisbee-shaped, its…
23.08.2018 0 comments From Alex
nationalgeographic.com — The delicate fossil is also the oldest known snake that lived in a forested ecosystem. A delicate baby snake with a remarkably well-preserved skeletal structure is the first of its kind ever found fossilized in amber. At 99 million years old, the fossil is also the oldest snake known from a foreste…
19.07.2018 0 comments From Alex
news.nationalgeographic.com — The weathered remains from a cave in China contain the world's oldest sample of panda DNA.
19.06.2018 0 comments From Alex
sciencealert.com — A 130-million-year-old fossil has revealed that the ancient super-continent Pangaea may have broken apart more slowly than scientists previously thought.
23.05.2018 0 comments From Alex
news.nationalgeographic.com — The tracks shed light on dinosaur life in the Middle Jurassic, a period from which few fossils have survived.
03.04.2018 0 comments From Alex
theatlantic.com — Borealopelta, discovered accidentally by Canadian miners, is one of the most spectacular fossil finds of all time.
04.08.2017 1 comments From Alex
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