Paleontology

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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Kevin Terris Discovers Complete Specimen of Young Duck-Billed Dinosaur

Kevin Terris Discovers Complete Specimen of Young Duck-Billed Dinosaur

Kevin Terris was a high school senior from a boarding school in Claremont, Calif. He dreamt of his career in paleontology.

Terris is now 22 years old. He can take credit for discovering the mainly complete specimen of a young duck-billed dinosaur. This dinosaur is known as a Parasaurolophus. The extraordinary fossil of the 1-year-old plant eater could disclose the mystery behind the development of strange horn-like protuberance among the extinct hadrosaurid throughout its life.

Best Preserved Nervous System in an Anciet Fossil Found

Best Preserved Nervous System in an Anciet Fossil Found

A research published in the journal Nature has revealed about the best preserved nervous system in an ancient fossil. The research has been carried out by a group of researchers from the Natural History Museum in London.

As per the study researchers, it has been found that the fossil dates back 520 million years. It is said that fossil has feature of spider. Study researchers have affirmed the same due to nerve cords running through the creature's trunk.

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Researchers find blood in 46-million-year-old fossilized mosquito

Researchers find blood in 46-million-year-old fossilized mosquito

Mosquitoes have been sucking blood of other creatures for nearly 50 million years, a research by scientists at the National Museum of Natural History revealed.

The researchers discovered components of red blood cells (RBCs) in a fossilized mosquito that existed nearly 46 million years ago.

The fossilized mosquito was discovered from inside an oil shale (a sedimentary rock) extracted from a prehistoric lakebed in north-western Montana.

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