News tagged with palaeontology

New study sheds light on dinosaur size

Dinosaurs were not only the largest animals to roam the Earth - they also had a greater number of larger species compared to all other back-boned animals - scientists suggest in a new paper published in the journal PLOS ON ...

dateDec 19, 2012 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Bringing fossils to life

A new way to learn about dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures, which harnesses some of the cutting edge techniques used by palaeontologists to study fossils, is being pioneered by researchers at the ...

dateDec 10, 2012 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Jaws -- 4 million BC

It might sound like a mashup of monster movies, but palaeontologists have discovered evidence of how an extinct shark attacked its prey, reconstructing a killing that took place 4 million years ago.

dateMar 16, 2010 in Archaeology & Fossils
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