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‘Giant flea fed on dinosaur blood like mosquitoes’


May 2nd, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) A giant "flea-like" insect, possibly the oldest of its kind, sneaked up on a sleeping dinosaur and bit it on its soft underbelly to feed on ... Read more...

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Oldest species of marine mollusc discovered in Iberian Peninsula


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new species of mollusc - thought to be the oldest in its genus - has been discovered from various parts of the Iberian Peninsula.Discovered in 2007, ... Read more...

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For 80mn years, Tyrannosaurs were the size of humans


September 17th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 17 (ANI): Tyrannosaurus rex might be known as those giant-sized dinosaurs, but for their first 80 million years, they were small-timers-no bigger than humans, say researchers.Recent fossil finds-including six ... Read more...

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Prehistoric mammal hair discovered in Cretaceous amber


June 16th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 16 (ANI): Palaeontologists have discovered two mammal hairs encased in amber that is a 100 million years old.The oldest 3D specimens, found alongside a fly pupa in amber uncovered in ... Read more...

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Pterodactyls hung out with birds in prehistoric Japan


March 2nd, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): Newly analyzed tracks in Japan show small pterodactyls also roamed there and seemed to mingle with birds.According to a report in Discovery News, the world's first pterosaur tracks ... Read more...

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“Shell crusher” shark swam Cretaceous Kansas 90 mln yrs ago


February 24th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A team of paleontologists has identified the remains of a gigantic, 88.7-million-year-old shark nicknamed the "shell crusher", which could pulverize large, shelled animals with its 1,000 teeth, while ... Read more...

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Geoengineering may endanger marine life by decreasing oxygen in lakes


February 8th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 8 (ANI): A team of scientists has claimed that geoengineering our climate with the help of volcanoes may result in a decrease in the level of oxygen in lakes, threatening ... Read more...

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“Destroyer” dino ruled the Wild West 75 million years ago


February 1st, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): A new study of a fossil of T. rex relative found in New Mexico has revealed that it belonged to a 29-foot-long "destroyer" dinosaur that once reigned ... Read more...

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A large size and a fast bite made fish go extinct 65 million years ago


March 27th, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 27 (ANI): A new study has unraveled why certain fishes went extinct 65 million years ago, attributing the reason of their decline to a large size and a fast bite.Today, ... Read more...

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Feathered dinosaur fossil may provide clues to how dinos evolved into modern birds


January 17th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): Scientists have uncovered the fossil of a primitive feathered dinosaur in China, which is helping them create a better model of how dinosaurs evolved into modern birds. ... Read more...

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80 millions years ago, global sea levels were 560 feet higher than today


March 7th, 2008 - 4:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 7 (ANI): A new study of 80 millions years ago, has suggested that global sea levels were roughly 560 feet (170 meters) higher than they are today and might plunge ... Read more...

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Scientists discover fossilized dino footprints near US capital


February 27th, 2008 - 2:13 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Strong evidence for the existence of dinosaurs in the northeastern United States has been found, with over 900 theropod, sauropod, ankylosaur and ornithopod fossilized footprints discovered in Maryland, ... Read more...

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New theory suggests salamanders relocated 25,000 kilometres from America to Asia


November 27th, 2007 - 4:20 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov 27 (ANI): A new research on the history of ancient amphibians has indicated that salamanders once relocated almost 25,000 kilometres from America to Asia. The plethodontidae salamander family contains about ... Read more...

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Deccan volcanic eruption behind mass extinction of dinos


November 14th, 2007 - 8:08 am ICT by admin
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Platypuses emerged 120 mln-year-ago during Early Cretaceous era


November 14th, 2007 - 2:42 am ICT by admin
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