News tagged with ancient fossils

DNA study sheds new light on horse evolution

( -- Ancient DNA retrieved from extinct horse species from around the world has challenged one of the textbook examples of evolution - the fossil record of the horse family Equidae over the past 55 million years.

dateDec 10, 2009 in Evolution
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Fossil fish shows oldest live birth

( -- A 380-million-year-old fossil fish that shows an unborn embryo and umbilical cord has been discovered, scientists report in the journal Nature.

dateFeb 25, 2009 in
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Bias in the rock record?

( -- The fossil record is known to be biased by the unevenness of geographical and stratigraphical sampling, and the lack of exposed rocks containing fossils. In a recent Perspective in Science [2 January 2009] ...

dateJan 14, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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