Paleontology

Study suggests Dinosaurs Evolved Millions of Years Earlier than Previously Thought

Study suggests Dinosaurs Evolved Millions of Years Earlier than Previously Thought

A new study on dinosaur fossils has suggested that the creatures may have evolved earlier than thought. Paleontologists re-examined some dinosaur fossils from Chañares Formation of Argentina and found that the remains were misdated before.

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Paleontologists find what they believe is biggest dinosaur site in Scotland

Paleontologists find what they believe is biggest dinosaur site in Scotland

Paleontologists have discovered a site, which according to them is the largest dinosaur site in Scotland. The site has hundreds of big footprints from plant-eating sauropods, which date back to nearly 170 million years back.

The findings of the footprints and handprints on the Isle of Skye have helped in providing fresh look into the massive, long-necked animals, which were the largest of the dinosaurs. The discovery of a land mammal that fed on plants, has offered the strongest evidence yet that they weren’t afraid to put their toes into the water occasionally.

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PEI’s fossil mystery solves, it is a Dimetrodon

PEI’s fossil mystery solves, it is a Dimetrodon

Finally, the mystery of Canada’s earliest dinosaur identity has been solved. The puzzle solved after 170 years has unveiled that it is actually a Dimetrodon. The fossil, which was earlier named as Bathygnathus borealis, has now been renamed as Dimetrodon borealis.

The fossil was found by a French river farmer on Prince Edward Island in 1845. As per the researchers from the University of Toronto, Carleton University and the Royal Ontario Museum, the fossil is part of a family of ancient animals called Dimetrodon.

Almost-Complete Skeleton of Young Dinosaur to Fetch Up To Half A Million Pounds

Almost-Complete Skeleton of Young Dinosaur to Fetch Up To Half A Million Pounds

Fossils of an exceptionally rare dinosaur is expected to fetch up to half a million pounds during an auction. The skeleton is almost complete and belongs to a young dinosaur and is believed to be the most complete juvenile of Allosaurus discovered so far.

The fossils of the rare juvenile Allosaurus are on display at Summer Place Auctions in Billingshurst, west Sussex, which will be sold in their Evolution Auction.

Fossilized tooth unveils surprising findings about our long-lost cousins

Fossilized tooth unveils surprising findings about our long-lost cousins

A tooth was excavated from a remote Russian cave in 2010. After carrying out an extensive analysis, study researchers have come to know amazing findings about a group of long-lost human relatives called Denisovans.

DNA analysis was done of the tooth discovered from the Denisova cave in Siberia’s Altai Mountains. From the assessment, it has been found that Denisovans were present much earlier than thought before.

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Fox Squirrel no longer endangered

Fox Squirrel no longer endangered

The US Fish and Wildlife Service officials have announced on Friday that they will remove fox squirrel from the list of Threatened and Endangered Wildlife under the Endangered Species Act in December. The squirrels, which live in forest area, have made a great comeback.

Mass Extinction Favors Small, Not Big, Bodied Creatures, shows Study

Mass Extinction Favors Small, Not Big, Bodied Creatures, shows Study

Usually it is thought that small creatures are dominated by larger bodied creatures but according to researchers, the creatures with small bodies dominate after mass extinction.

Findings of the research conducted by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania were published in the journal Science. Researchers studied the Hangenberg event for their study. It was a mass extinction that occurred 359 million years past and left lasting impact on earth’s vertebrates.

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New Dinosaur Species shows Evolutionary Transition from Earlier Duckbilled Species to Their Descendants

Newly found species of dinosaur details an evolutionary change among dinosaurs from an earlier duckbilled species to that group’s descendants. The discovery was made by an adjunct professor at Montana State University.  A recently discovery by an adjunct professor at Montana State University fills an evolutionary gap, according to a paper published in the journal PLOS ONE. As per researchers, the new species of dinosaurs shows the evolutionary transition from an earlier duckbilled species to their descendan

Newly found species of dinosaur details an evolutionary change among dinosaurs from an earlier duckbilled species to that group’s descendants. The discovery was made by an adjunct professor at Montana State University.

The paper stated that the findings made by the team highlights how clearly the new species of duckbilled dinosaur fills a gap that had existed between an ancestral form which had no crest and a descendant which had a larger crest.

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Researchers discover Fossils of Largest Rat in History

Researchers discover Fossils of Largest Rat in History

Rats originated in Asia and Australia, but today, they can be found all over the world. There are over 60 species of rats, which means the creature comes in various sizes. But, do you know rats that you see today are not the largest ones? Researchers have claimed that they have discovered fossils of the largest rat in history.

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Fossils of one of world’s largest raptors discovered

Fossils of one of world’s largest raptors discovered

A new dinosaur has been discovered in South Dakota, which is going to make new records because of being one of the most massive of its kind. Named as Dakotaraptor steini, the raptor lived around 66 million years ago and was around 17 feet long.

In a paper published in the Paleontological Contributions, researchers have shared that the raptor was having features including belonging to a family of birdlife dinosaurs that were quite fast and lived in the Cretaceous Period.

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