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Posts tagged paleontology

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.

April 29, 2019


Dinosaurs’ Noses Helped Them Cool Down

Scientists recently did some CT scans of fossils from two different ankylosaur species in order to find out what a dinosaur was doing with complicated loops inside its nose.

March 2, 2019


Inside The Heads Of Neanderthals

A growing body of research has slowly revealed a number of characteristics Neanderthals shared with humans.

February 28, 2019


Dinosaur Feathers Found In Amber

Scientists have found evidence that dinosaurs had feathers.

February 22, 2019


Darwin’s Mystery Animals

The Macrauchenia is an extinct mammal from South America. New research analyzing the collagen in its bones has helped reveal new insights about its origins.

February 7, 2019


The Secret Life Of The Dodo

Recent research sheds new light on the obscure life of the dodo.

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.

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