News tagged with living fossils

Ancient crocodiles ate like killer whales

(—Crocodiles are often thought of as living fossils, remaining unchanged since the time of the dinosaurs. But scientists have shown this is not always the case and that 150 million years ago, their feeding mechanisms ...

dateSep 19, 2012 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Study of giant viruses shakes up tree of life

A new study of giant viruses supports the idea that viruses are ancient living organisms and not inanimate molecular remnants run amok, as some scientists have argued. The study reshapes the universal family tree, adding ...

dateSep 13, 2012 in Evolution
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