palaeontology

Dinosaur-bird ‘missing link’ could be egg


July 13th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) A fossilised dinosaur egg found in Spain shares the same characteristics as that of birds' eggs and could be the "missing link" to prove their "common ... Read more...

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Europe’s biggest dinosaur skull found in Spain


April 4th, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Teruel (Spain), April 4 (IANS/EFE) A Spanish palaeontology foundation has presented the fossilized skull of the biggest dinosaur yet found in Europe.Turiasaurus riodevensis, a sauropod that lived 145 million years ... Read more...

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Jurassic-era fleas sucked blood from dinosaurs


March 1st, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 1 (IANS) Fossils discovered in China have revealed the existence of giant blood-sucking fleas dating back to the mid-Jurassic era, when dinosaurs still lived on Earth, according to ... Read more...

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Fossils reveal 500 million-year-old tulip-shaped creature


January 19th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 19 (IANS) A tulip-shaped creature inhabiting ocean depths more than 500 million years ago has emerged from the famous Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale in the Canadian Rockies. Named ... Read more...

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635mn-yr-old seaweed fossils in China tell story of oxygen in ancient ocean


February 17th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Virginia Tech in the U.S., and Northwest University in Xi'an, China, have discovered almost 600 million-year-old seaweed fossils in Lantian, a ... Read more...

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472 million-year-old plant fossils found in Argentina


October 13th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 13 (IANS) Fossils of the what could be the oldest plants ever have been unearthed in Argentina. The amazing find indicates that plants had already existed on earth 472 million ... Read more...

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Fossils of earliest land plants found in Argentina


October 13th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 13 (ANI): Fossils of the oldest plants ever to colonise land have been found in Argentina, claim scientists.The new find puts back by 10 million years the colonisation of land ... Read more...

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3,000 years old monkey fossil found in underwater cave


July 22nd, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): Fossilised remains of a tiny, extinct monkey have been retrieved from an underwater cave in the Dominican Republic.On examination, scientists said that the fossil could be around 3,000 ... Read more...

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Chemical remains of 150-mn-year-old ‘dino-bird’ isolated


May 11th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 11 (IANS) A 150-million-year-old 'dino-bird' fossil, long thought to contain nothing but fossilised bone and rock, has been hiding remnants of the animal's original chemistry, according to a new research. The ... Read more...

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‘New’ 11 Million Year Old Primate Discovered


April 22nd, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Scientists have discovered an eleven-million-year-old new primate in a garbage dump in Catalonia, Spain. Named Pliopithecus canmatensis, after the site (Can Mata in the Valles-Penedes basin), the primate belonged ... Read more...

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Scientists identify color of dinosaur feathers for first time


January 28th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 28 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have identified the colour of some feathers on dinosaurs and early birds for the first time.The research found that the theropod dinosaur Sinosauropteryx ... Read more...

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Britain’s oldest known dinosaur to be unearthed


November 4th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh, November 4 (ANI): A team of researchers have announced that the are all set to excavate the remains of Britain's oldest known dinosaur almost 40 years after they were first discovered.Bones ... Read more...

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Scientists identify oldest T. rex relative


November 4th, 2009 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 4 (ANI): Scientists have identified the most ancient fossil relative of the predatory dinosaur Tyrannosaurus rex.According to a report by BBC News, the new addition to T. rex's clan ... Read more...

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“Ida” not missing link in human evolution, claims scientist


October 22nd, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 22 (ANI): A new analysis has determined that the exceptionally well-preserved fossil primate known as "Ida" is not a missing link as some have claimed, and it may have belonged ... Read more...

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Archaeopteryx was less bird like, more like dinos


October 9th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 9 (ANI): A new research has shown that the Archaeopteryx, which has long been considered the iconic first bird, was less bird like, and more like dinosaurs.The research, by ... Read more...

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30-mln yr old fossilized mega-dung reveals secret ecology of lost world


July 16th, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): A new study of 30 million year old fossil 'mega-dung' from extinct giant South American mammals reveals evidence of complex ecological interactions and theft of dung-beetles' food stores ... Read more...

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Our earliest hominid ancestors may have been European


June 2nd, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 2 (ANI): Scientists have found a 12-million-year-old fossil hominid in Spain, which suggests that millions of years before early humans evolved in Africa, their ancestors may have lived in Europe.According ... Read more...

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UKs dino connection to the US established by researchers


November 24th, 2008 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): A new research has suggested that footprints found on Skye in Scotland, and in Wyoming, in the US, were left by the same dinosaurs or a similar ... Read more...

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Giant prehistoric geese once flew over Britain


September 27th, 2008 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 27 (ANI): Scientists have discovered one of the best-preserved Dasornis fossil skulls buried in clay on the Isle of Sheppey, an island off the northern coast of Kent, England, ... Read more...

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Parrot fossil found in Scandinavia


May 17th, 2008 - 3:28 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 17 (IANS) The discovery of a parrot fossil in Scandinavia dating back some 55 million years, indicates that they were once common in colder climes like Norway and Denmark. Parrots ... Read more...

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131-mln- yr old fossil maybe missing link between ancient and modern day birds


May 3rd, 2008 - 12:53 pm ICT by admin
London, May 3 (ANI): A well preserved Chinese fossil of an ancient bird might be the missing link between the oldest known bird, Archaeopteryx, and more advanced birds.According to a report ... Read more...

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Britain was the real Jurassic Park 140 million years ago


April 13th, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by admin
London, Apr 13 (ANI): In movies, it might look that the Jurassic Park would have existed in the Lost World, but according to a group of researchers Britain was actually a ... Read more...

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