News tagged with fossil bone

Whales in the desert

In Cerro Colorado, located in the Ica Desert of Peru, sedimentary sequences dating back nine million years have been found to host the fossil skeletons of hundreds of marine vertebrates.

dateAug 24, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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A Jurassic world of salamanders

Salamanders are fairly adorable, but often forgotten, animals. Because their skeletons are pretty delicate, the fossil record for this group is spotty, with many ancient forms known only from vertebrae or jaw bones. As ...

dateMay 10, 2016 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Who's in that vomit, anyhow?

Everyone likes "gross" fossils. Fossil poo always gets attention, and infected bones are cool to look at, but vomit is fairly unusual in the fossil record. One of the best known examples (at least to paleontologists with ...

dateNov 13, 2015 in Archaeology & Fossils
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