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Posts tagged fossils

August 20, 2019


Super Rabbit

Five million year old rabbit fossils found on the island of Minorca were six times the size of today’s rabbits. 

July 22, 2019


Simbakubwa Kutokaafrika

In 2019 two American researchers reported discovering the fossil remains of a carnivorous mammal larger than a modern lion, and even larger than a prehistoric saber-toothed tiger. It lived 22 million years ago in what’s now Africa.

September 26, 2017


A copperhead snake (Agkistrodon contortrix)

When Snakes Had Four Legs

Scientists are still trying to figure out why ancient lizards evolved into snakes.

August 10, 2017


Being able to see in air and water may have helped fish to evolve.

Evolving Fish Vision

Ancient fish that had evolved better eyesight may have hunted like crocodiles.

August 3, 2017


A cotinga river side-necked turtle

Turtle Power

Have turtles always been able to retract their heads into their shells?

June 20, 2017


Can you imagine a world with giant penguins?

The Giant Penguins of Peru

What was nearly five feet tall, gray and rust colored and ate fish?

June 1, 2017


Your ancient ancestors probably subsisted on a diet of meat and starchy foods, including grasses.

Your Ancestors Ate Grass

It's amazing what ancient teeth can tell us about the past.

April 26, 2017



A Community of Cells

What are the benefits of being a multicellular organism?

April 14, 2017


An artist's rendering of what an Iguanadon may have looked like.

First Dinosaur Brain Fossil Discovered

In 2004, a fossil hunter found what looked like a brown pebble. Years later, scientists proved it was part of a fossilized dinosaur brain.

April 7, 2017


A a 555 million year old Ediacaran fossil.

Ecosystem Engineering And Extinction

The first mass extinction happened approximately 540 million years ago.

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