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Scientists Uncover History of Ancient Viruses as Far Back as 30 Million Years Ago

Researchers from Boston College, US, have revealed the global spread of an ancient group of retroviruses that affected about 28 of 50 modern mammals' ancestors some 15 to 30 million years ago.

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Fossil Find Reveals Just How Big Carnivorous Dinosaur May Have Grown

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An unidentified fossilised bone in a museum has revealed the size of a fearsome abelisaur and may have solved a hundred-year old puzzle.

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Dodos Might Have Been Quite Intelligent, New Research Finds

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X-ray scans reveal that dodo's relative brain size was similar to pigeons, likely had enhanced sense of smell.

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Using Fossilized Remains, Scientists Complete the Mitochondrial Genome of the Glyptodont, a Shelled Mammal the Size of a VW Beetle, Confirming It as the Armadillo’s Ancestor

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Scientists have sequenced the entire mitochondrial genome of the ancient glyptodont, a giant, strange mammal and ancestor of the modern-day armadillo, which first appeared approximately 4 million years ago, roaming the Earth until its extinction during the Ice Age.

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500 Million-Year-Old Fossils Show How Extinct Organisms Attacked Their Prey

Missouri-based scientists unlock clues to predatory behavior, a significant factor in evolution.

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Paleontologists Discover Evidence of New Types of Dinosaurs in Idaho Including Tyrannosaur Ancestors

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A team of Montana State University paleontologists have identified several new types of dinosaurs from fossil evidence discovered in eastern Idaho, demonstrating the presence of a much more diverse group of theropods in the area than was previously known.

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New Study Confirms Giant Flightless Bird Wandered the Arctic 50 Million Years Ago

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A single toe bone found on Ellesmere Island in the 1970s is described for the first time.

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Study: Fossil Record Disappears at Different Rates

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Statistical analysis by University of Wyoming researchers shows wide variation in the rates at which the bones of ancient animals in the Americas have been lost.

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Fossil Discovery: Extraordinary ‘Big-Mouthed’ Fish From Cretaceous Period

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An international team of scientists have discovered two new plankton-eating fossil fish species of the genus called Rhinconichthys from the oceans of the Cretaceous Period, about 92 million years ago, when dinosaurs roamed the planet.

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Yale Puts Prehistoric Mystery Meat to the Test (Spoiler Alert: It’s Not Woolly Mammoth OR Giant Ground Sloth)

Sorry, Explorers Club, but woolly mammoth is no longer on the menu. Neither is the giant ground sloth.







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