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Posts tagged paleontology

August 18, 2017

 

A diorama of the Burgess Shale Biota where hyoliths would have lived.

Picture The Hyolith

Until recently, the hyolith resisted classification on the evolutionary tree of life.

April 28, 2017

 

This guy was most likely a ocean voyager.

Neanderthals On The Seas?

Neanderthals were more sophisticated than how they're often portrayed in popular culture.

August 5, 2016

 

This goose is laying down his neck in the grass looking for something while showing his teeth.

Bird Teeth

Do birds have teeth? Not anymore, but they once did, when they were more similar to dinosaurs.

October 9, 2013

 

How has this guy managed to survive?

The Ultimate Animal Survivor: Crocodiles

Unlike their contemporaries the dinosaurs, crocodiles managed to survive whatever killed off their Jurassic cousins. So what accounts for their longevity?

July 18, 2013

 

What do you think scientists will learn next about the dinosaurs?

Scientists Are Learning So Much About Dinosaur Nests

The oldest dinosaur nests have unearthed some surprising secrets...

July 17, 2013

 

The recently discovered fossil Aurornis xi, provides new evidence that its more famous close relative Archaeopteryx is the ancestor of all birds.

Fossil Discovery Clarifies The Evolution Of Birds

New fossils unearthed in China cast light on the evolution of today's fliers.

December 5, 2012

 

Pikaia Gracilens are pretty strange looking!

Pikaia Gracilens Are One Of Our Oldest Ancestors

We're related... to something that looks like an eel!

October 29, 2012

 

Home of the Burgess Shale, one of the world's most significant fossil discoveries.

What Makes The Burgess Shale So Remarkable?

Picture this: it's the Cambrian period. There are all sorts of strange looking creatures swimming and crawling around the ocean floor...

June 20, 2012

 

About 40,000 years ago, Neanderthals had already experienced an extinction scare.

What Happened To The Neanderthals?

Scientists have found evidence that by the time modern humans arrived in Europe, Neanderthals had already experienced an extinction scare.

May 28, 2012

 

Check out the bubble being formed in the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, CA>

Toxic Tar Balls And The Chumash People

Did toxic tar balls cause the health problems associated with the Chumash people?

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