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New Species of Ancient Texas Reptile Offers Clues to Evolution of Dinosaurs

newly described species of extinct reptile that roamed Texas more than 200 million years ago had a strikingly dome-shaped head with a very thick skull and a large natural pit on top that lends the appearance of an extra eye, according to a study released Sept. 22 in Current Biology.

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UAB Grad Student Uncovers Alabama Fossils Likely From Oldest Ancestor of Modern Sea Turtles

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The evidence found suggests the earliest ancestors of modern sea turtles may have come from the Deep South.

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Ancestor of Arthropods Had the Mouth of a Penis Worm

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“The mouth is a spitting image of the Sarlacc from Star Wars,” says Bristol University’s Dr Jakob Vinther, referring to the beast with the gaping mouth in the sand dunes of Tatooine in the ‘Return of the Jedi’.

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Population, Dna Sequencing, genomic analysis, population diversity, Genome, human origins

Largest Genomic Analysis of Understudied Populations Illuminates Modern-Day Genetic Diversity, Ancient Population Shifts

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Genomic analysis of 142 ethnic groups spanning the range of human diversity has yielded insights into modern human variation and ancient population dynamics The effort has resulted in the largest whole-genome data set of under- and unstudied populations and is accessible to scientists worldwide The results enrich the catalog of population-specific genetic variants linked to disease and may help inform the development of precision-targeted diagnostic tests and treatments

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Virginia Tech Undergrad Leads Study Naming Reptile From 212 Million Years Ago

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An extinct reptile related to crocodiles that lived 212 million years ago in present day New Mexico has been named as a new species, Vivaron haydeni, in a paper published this week by Virginia Tech’s Department of Geosciences researchers.

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A Rare Small Specimen Discovered From the Age of Flying Giants

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A rare small-bodied pterosaur, a flying reptile from the Late Cretaceous period approximately 77 million years ago, is the first of its kind to have been discovered on the west coast of North America.

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New Species of Pterosaur Discovered in Patagonia

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Scientists today announced the discovery of a new species of pterosaur from the Patagonia region of South America. The researchers have named this new species ‘ Allkauren koi’ from the native Tehuelche word ‘all’ for ‘brain’, and ‘karuen’ for ‘ancient’.

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Biofuels Are Not Carbon Neutral, Predicting Jellyfish, Health Issues From Fracking, and More in the Environment News Source

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New Tiny Species of Extinct Australian Marsupial Lion Named After Sir David Attenborough

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The fossil remains of a new tiny species of marsupial lion which prowled the lush rainforests of northern Australia about 18 million years ago have been unearthed in the Riversleigh World Heritage Area of remote north-western Queensland.

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Scientists Have Conducted a Mathematical Analysis of a Rare Cavernicolous Crustacean

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A scientific collaboration of researchers from the Lomonosov Moscow State University and the Smithsonian Institution has discovered previously unknown regularities of arthropod limbs based on studies of the remipede Speleonectes tulumensis, a rare crustacean found in saline waters of caves. The results of the research have been published in PeerJ, an open-access interdisciplinary journal.







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