DNA from extinct Moa bird rewrites New Zealand’s geological history

November 22nd, 2009 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
Adelaide, November 22 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have determined that DNA recovered from fossilised bones of the moa, a giant extinct bird, has revealed a new geological history of New ... Read more...

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Mammals, birds, fishes have won evolutionary race

August 24th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) Mammals, birds and fishes are among evolution's "winners" because they have diversified into more species, while crocodiles, alligators and their reptile cousin tuatara are among the "losers", says ... Read more...

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New species emerge just as often as they die out

August 1st, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 1 (ANI): A new study by paleontologists has statistically proven that new species emerge just as often as they die out, with most evolution occurring in small bursts.The study, by ... Read more...

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Here’s presenting evolution’s “winners” and “losers”!

July 30th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): A new research by scientists has named mammals and many species of birds and fish as evolution's "winners", while crocodiles, alligators and a reptile cousin of snakes known ... Read more...

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Rare three-eyed lizard found in New Zealand

March 20th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 20 (ANI): A rare three-eyed lizard, which has lineage dating back to the dinosaur age, has been found in Wellington, New Zealand.According to a report by Sky News, the ... Read more...

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First ‘living fossil’ born on New Zealand mainland in 200 years

March 20th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, March 20 (DPA The first tuatara reptile, a living fossil descendant of the dinosaurs, was born on mainland New Zealand after 200 years, it was reported on Friday. The eight-centimetre-long baby was ... Read more...

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The lizard called Henry who becomes a father at the age of 111

January 27th, 2009 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 27 (ANI): A lizard-like captive reptile in New Zealand has unexpectedly become a father at the ripe old age of 111. The centenarian tuatara, named Henry, is said to have ... Read more...

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Henry the reptile becomes dad at 111 years old

January 26th, 2009 - 8:27 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 26 (DPA) Henry, a tuatara reptile said to be 111 years old and a relic of the dinosaur age, has become a father for the first time, a newspaper reported ... Read more...

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Reptiles fossil helps rules out ancient flood in New Zealand

January 21st, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): The discovery of the fossil of a reptile on New Zealands South Island has helped to rebuff the theory that an ancient flood had submerged the countrys ... Read more...

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Ancient reptile would be condemned to single sex life by 2085

July 2nd, 2008 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 2 (ANI): Computer modeling has predicted that rising temperatures will lead to male only offspring in an ancient reptile species known as Tuatara, thus condemning the animal to extinction ... Read more...

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Living dinosaur tuatara is fastest evolving animal

March 24th, 2008 - 12:20 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, March 24 (IANS) The tuatara of New Zealand, often called a "living dinosaur", has DNA evolving faster than any other animal yet examined, according to a new study. The study, by ... Read more...

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Researchers pronounce Tuatara the fastest evolving animal

March 21st, 2008 - 4:09 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 21 (ANI): Evolutionary biologists at the Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution say that they have recovered about 8000 years old DNA sequences from the bones of ... Read more...

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