Paleontology

Scientists Unveiled Fossils of Dinosaur Species for First Time in Saudi Arabia

Scientists Unveiled Fossils of Dinosaur Species for First Time in Saudi Arabia

According to a new report, Swedish scientists have found fossils of species of dinosaur for the first time from Saudi Arabia. These findings of the dinosaurs have been reported as the first fossils that ever lived in the Arabian Peninsula.

It has been reported that teeth and bones were found at the time of excavations along the coast of the Red Sea in the northwestern part of Saudi Arabia. Researchers analyzed the fossils of dinosaur species and revealed that they are about 72 million years old.

Local Man Faces Federal Conspiracy Charges for Buying Fossils from Chinese Broker

Local Man Faces Federal Conspiracy Charges for Buying Fossils from Chinese Broker

Rick Rolator, 69, of Eagle bought fossils from his Chinese broker. Rolator did not break any federal policy when the deal was done, but after the purchase was done the policies got changed.

Now, Rolator is facing conspiracy charges. It has also been found that he no more has rights to claim a Tyrannosaurus skull and it is going to be sent back to Mongolia.

Scientists Analyzed DNA Sample to find Nature of Snakehead Fish

Scientists Analyzed DNA Sample to find Nature of Snakehead Fish

Researchers have investigated the infamous snakehead fish, which was once captured by them in a Burnaby pond the previous year. Scientists have been able to know fetch out details of this fish. They came to know about the food they ate, the time for which the fish survived in Central Park's pond and the type of snakehead it was having.

Researchers Use 3D Printers to Recreate Fossils

Researchers Use 3D Printers to Recreate Fossils

Scientists from the Department of Radiology at Charité Campus Mitte in Berlin have again created dinosaur fossils from blueprints. These blueprints are made with the help of computed tomography or CT scans. This has been done for the very first time by the scientists, reveals Live Science.

Study suggests that dogs came from Europe

Study suggests that dogs came from Europe

A recent study shows that dogs came from Europe and not from the Middle East or East Asia as was thought earlier.

Olaf Thalmann from the University of Turku in Finland led a team of researchers which used prehistoric genomes find that European hunter-gatherers transformed wolves into friendly Fidos around 20,000 to 30,000 years ago.

This new finding has started a fresh debate on the age old topic going on among researchers for years now.

Fossils of 2 Dinosaurs Thought to have Died in Combat with Each Other to be Auctioned

Fossils of 2 Dinosaurs Thought to have Died in Combat with Each Other to be Auctioned

As per recent reports, it has been unveiled that auction is going to take place in New York of the fossils of two dinosaurs that seems to have killed each other. The auction will take place next week.

Thomas Lindgren from auction house Bonhams has said that the pair is quite vital as it is considered that they have entered into a fight with each other when they died. The fossils are said to have been found in a Montana ranch in 2006.

Oldest Big Cat Fossil Found in Himalayas

Oldest Big Cat Fossil Found in Himalayas

The oldest fossil of big cat that is `similar to a snow leopard' has been discovered in the Himalayas. The fossil has been named as Panthera blytheae. The parts of head have been found to be 4.1 and 5.95 million years old. The complete skull is about 4.4 million years of age.

The Pantherinae subfamily consists of lions, jaguars, tigers, leopards, snow leopards, and clouded leopards.

The unearthing in Tibet favors the hypothesis that big cats grew in central Asia, not Africa.

39,000-Year-Old Wooly Mammoth to Go on Public Display in Taiwan

39,000-Year-Old Wooly Mammoth to Go on Public Display in Taiwan

A wooly mammoth, called Yuka was found entombed in Syria in arctic ice in 2010. Its blond-red wool and soft tissues have added to the unique factors for which it will be displayed in Taiwan on weekend.

The 39,000-year-old mammoth, as per experts, is considered to be around 10-year -old at the time when it died. Exhibition organiser Yoshihiro Ota has talked about mammoth's preserves and affirmed that they are very important for them.

"Most mammoths found with a complete body were only babies. This is the first time we found a young mammoth with the whole body", said Ota.

Researchers Report Oldest Footprints of Bird Species Ever

Researchers Report Oldest Footprints of Bird Species Ever

A panel of paleontologists from the Emory University in Atlanta lately suggested that it has found oldest ever footprints of a bird.

A sandy riverbank reported two footprints, which were thin-toed. Connoisseurs said that these probably dated back to over 100 million years and were the oldest known tracks of birds in Australia.

LA Reports Extinct Creatures’ Bones This Time

LA Reports Extinct Creatures’ Bones This Time

Almost 100 years back, digs had begun in Los Angeles. On Monday, such a dig uncovered bones of mastodons, mammoths, dire wolves, saber-toothed cats and the like gullible creatures of Ice Age.

Amid the LA's apartments and buildings as well as restaurants, a sticky prehistoric beast graveyard could be found. The same comprises a small squad that thoroughly struggles through a fossil accumulation in the La Brea Tar Pits.

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