News tagged with fossil record

Finding Nemo, Paleozoic style

As the parent of a three-year-old, I am quite familiar with the animated film Finding Nemo. These adventures of the young clownfish Nemo are of course heavily fictionalized, but the movie does present a biological reality: ...

dateSep 02, 2016 in Ecology
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Reinterpreting the fossil record on jaws

Scientists use the fossil record to make judgments on the physiology and behavior of species. But are those interpretations correct? New research from a team of researchers led by Matthew Ravosa, professor of biology and ...

dateAug 18, 2016 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Birds of a fibula

Over the last 20 years, there has grown insurmountable evidence that birds are the direct modern descendants of dinosaurs. Eagles are dinosaurs. Pigeons are dinosaurs, annoyingly. Even penguins are weird, swimming dinosaurs.

dateAug 03, 2016 in Evolution
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