terrestrial animals

‘Great-grandmother’ of crocodiles that lived 225mn yrs ago found


January 14th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Paleontologists have discovered the world's oldest known crocodile ancestor that lived in what is now West Texas 225 million years ago.The toothy animal, yet to be officially named, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rising man-made noise pollution levels threatening fish


June 2nd, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 2 (ANI): Rising levels of man-made noise pollution are threatening fish, according to scientists.The researchers reviewed the impact on fish species around the world of noises made by oil and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Jurassic fast food key to gigantic dinosaurs


May 12th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) Why were the sauropod dinosaurs able to grow so much larger than today's terrestrial animals? A research group led by the University of Bonn (UB) seems to have ... Read more...

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‘Fast food’ behind long neck dinosaurs’ gigantism


May 12th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Gulping down food just like fast food to satisfy their huge appetite may well have been the reason behind the gigantism of long-necked dinosaurs, according to a new ... Read more...

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Extinction rates higher in open-ocean settings during mass wipeouts


November 21st, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 21 (ANI): In a new research, a team of paleontologists has found that extinction rates higher in open-ocean settings during mass extinctions.The research was conducted by Arnie Miller, University of ... Read more...

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Sequencing DNA of 10,000 vertebrates would help explain evolutionary mysteries


November 5th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 5 (ANI): An international consortium of scientists is all set to launch an effort to sequence the DNA of 10,000 vertebrates.The plan is to obtain, preserve, and sequence the DNA ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Some early Europeans consistently consumed fish 40,000 years ago


August 12th, 2009 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 12 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have determined that at least some of the European early modern humans consistently consumed fish 40,000 years ago, supplementing their diet of terrestrial ... Read more...

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How whales evolved to dive in the sea


June 29th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): A new study has explained how marine mammals like seals and whales evolved to dive in the sea, and cope with the needs of a life in the ... Read more...

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How seals got their flippers


April 23rd, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): A newly discovered fossilized skeleton of a carnivorous animal, has helped scientists pinpoint the origin of flippers - limb adaptations for swimming in water, in seals, sea lions, ... Read more...

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Was early elephant an amphibian?


April 21st, 2008 - 5:24 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 21 (IANS) Scientists studying two very ancient elephants surmised that they were probably semi-aquatic mammals, eating freshwater plants. "Molecular data from modern elephants share a common ancestry with the sirenians ... Read more...

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Elephants ancestors lived in water 37 million years ago


April 15th, 2008 - 12:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 15 (ANI): A new study has suggested that an ancient ancestor of the elephant lived in an aquatic environment 37 million years ago.According to a report in National Geographic ... Read more...

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