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New, small, ancient crocodile-like reptile described in Brazil

The discovery of a new, ancient, predatory reptile dubbed Parvosuchus aurelioi—part of a group of crocodile-like reptiles called pseudosuchians—in Brazil is described in a paper in Scientific Reports. The specimen, which ...

250-million-year-old fossil seen anew with modern technology

Details of an ancient cousin of modern-day mammals are being revealed for the first time. Hi-tech scanning of an ancient fossil, which was captured in sandstone around 252–254 million years ago, is giving experts valuable ...

You can help name LA's newest dinosaur fossil?

The Los Angeles County Natural History Museum is seeking the public's help in naming a 70-foot-long sauropod skeleton unearthed by the museum's paleontologists.

Paleontologists identify a new fossil fish genus

Gobies or Gobioidei are one of the most species-rich groups of marine and freshwater fish in Europe. Spending most of their lives on the bottom of shallow waterbodies, they make substantial contributions to the functioning ...

100-million-year-old bones reveal new species of pterosaur

New Curtin University-led research has identified 100-million-year-old fossilized bones discovered in western Queensland, Australia as belonging to a newly identified species of pterosaur, which was a formidable flying reptile ...

Geobiologist's team discovers 'missing' sea sponges

At first glance, the simple sea sponge is no creature of mystery. No brain. No gut. No problem dating it back 700 million years. Yet convincing sponge fossils only go back about 540 million years, leaving a 160 million-year ...

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Paleontology & Fossils
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Ecology
Human activity contributed to woolly rhinoceros' extinction, suggest researchers
Paleontology & Fossils
New analysis sheds light on Idaho's state dinosaur
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Returning a 170-year-old preserved lizard to Jamaica is a step toward redressing colonial harms, say researchers
Paleontology & Fossils
Discovery of 48-million-year-old daddy longlegs with their iridescent, metallic appearance intact
Paleontology & Fossils
Scientists find evidence of hot spring oasis during last ice age in central Europe
Evolution
Novel technique uncovers clues to disappearance of North America's large mammals 50,000 years ago
Paleontology & Fossils
Musankwa sanyatiensis, a new dinosaur from Zimbabwe discovered
Paleontology & Fossils
Large fossil discovery finally exposes origins of Welsh dragons
Ecology
Fossil places extinct saber-toothed cat on Texas coast
Evolution
'Living fossils' are unique, not ancient, say researchers
Paleontology & Fossils
It's hard to find fossil skin, but a rare discovery reveals clues about the evolution from water to land
Evolution
Florida fossil porcupine solves a prickly dilemma 10 million years in the making
Evolution
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Paleontology & Fossils
Partial skeleton of a previously unknown medium-sized theropod dinosaur found in Siberia
Evolution
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Evolution
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