vertebrate paleontology

US farmer finds woolly mammoth skeleton


June 6th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 6 (IANS) A farmer in America's Iowa state has found an entire skeleton of a wooly mammoth, a 14,000-year-old elephant-like creature from the ice age.The man, known only ... Read more...

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Scientists discover T. Rex’s feathered kin


April 8th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 8 (IANS) Paleontologists have known that small dinosaurs had bird-like feathers, but now three specimens of new tyrannosauroid (T. Rex family) show that at least one much larger ... Read more...

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Did Ice Age giants’ ancestors originate in Tibet?


September 5th, 2011 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 5 (IANS) A new fossil assemblage found in China's Tibet Autonomous Region has suggested ancestors of some giant Ice Age mammals may have evolved in Tibet before the ... Read more...

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Scientists identify long lost cousin of T. rex in China


April 1st, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 1 (ANI): Scientists have identified a new species of gigantic theropod dinosaur, said to be a close relative of T. rex, from fossil skull and jawbones discovered in China.According to ... Read more...

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Human ancestors ‘colonized’ Africa 39 mn yrs ago


October 28th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): An international team of scientists have said that anthropoids-the primate group that includes humans, apes, and monkeys-"colonized" Africa, rather than originally evolving in Africa.The team discovered fossils found ... Read more...

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Fossil of new dinosaur species found in China


October 10th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 10 (IANS) Scientists in China have discovered the fossils of a previously-unknown dinosaur species - a meat-eating theropod.The fossils of the dinosaur were unearthed at Longshan in Yi Autonomous Prefecture ... Read more...

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New dinosaur species found in China


August 29th, 2010 - 9:45 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 29 (IANS) Scientists in China have identified a new species of dinosaur in a mountainous region in Shandong province, experts from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said. Though fossils of ... Read more...

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Global warming shrank carnivores 55 million years ago


August 25th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Extinct carnivorous mammals shrank in size during a global warming event that occurred 55 million years ago, according to a new University of Florida study.The study describes a ... Read more...

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Dinosaur museum in China sets new world record


August 3rd, 2010 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) Guinness World Records has confirmed that a dinosaur museum in China's Shandong province is the largest of its kind in the world. The Shangdong Tianyu Museum of Nature, which ... Read more...

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New horned dinosaur discovered


May 29th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): The discovery of a new horned dinosaur, Medusaceratops lokii, has been announced by a scientist at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History.The newly identified plant-eating dinosaur, approximately 20 ... Read more...

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Fossils Indicate Velociraptor Scavenging On A Dinosaur


April 20th, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Apr 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In what is being perceived as a major evidence suggesting that predatory dinosaurs hunted their plant eating counterparts, scientists have revealed that the predator Velociraptor has ... Read more...

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Over 3,000 dinosaur footprints found in China


February 7th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 7 (IANS) Archaeologists in China claim to have traced the evidence of mass migration of dinosaurs from the country's east more than 100 million years ago. The large track ... 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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First poisonous dino discovered in China dates back to 128 million years


December 22nd, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 22 (ANI): A team of scientists has discovered the first poisonous, birdlike raptor that thrived some 128 million years ago in China, which is the first report of venom in ... Read more...

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New evidence supports North America as center of origin for all living marsupials


December 16th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 16 (ANI): In a new research, a scientist from the University of Florida has traced the evolution of the modern opossum back to the extinction of the dinosaurs, and finding ... Read more...

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Scientists discover new mammal that lived 123 million years ago in China


October 9th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 9 (ANI): An international team of paleontologists has discovered a new species of mammal that lived 123 million years ago in what is now the Liaoning Province in northeastern China. ... Read more...

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“Peking Man” was able to use fire 200,000 to 500,000 years ago


August 12th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 12 (ANI): A team of archaeologists has come across evidence which proves that the "Peking Man" was able to use fire roughly 200-000 to 500,000 years ago."Peking Man" is referred ... Read more...

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Reinforcement begins at Peking Man site in China


June 25th, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 25 (ANI): Reports indicate that reinforcement has begun at the Peking Man site in China to prevent one of its walls from collapsing.'Peking Man' is referred to a group ... Read more...

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Fossil teeth of ancient browsing horse found in Panama Canal earthworks


June 9th, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): A paleontologist has unearthed a set of fossil teeth of a browsing horse in Panama Canal earthworks, which roamed the area between 15 and 18 million years ago.The ... Read more...

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Ancient mammals shifted diets as climate changed


June 3rd, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): A new study has shown that mammals change their dietary niches based on climate-driven environmental changes, contradicting a common assumption that species maintain their niches despite global warming. ... Read more...

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Peking Man site to be excavated again to find more relics of ape-men


May 5th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 5 (ANI): Chinese scientists will soon launch an excavation at a cave where the first 'Peking Man' skull was found with an aim to find more relics of ape ... Read more...

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5-mln yr old shark fossil sheds new light on Great Whites origins


March 13th, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 13 (ANI): A new study of a preserved 4- to 5-million-year-old shark fossil has shed new light on the great whites origins, and has helped scientists decide which line ... 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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Worlds largest dinosaur field unearthed in China


December 30th, 2008 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 30 (ANI): A team of paleontologists has unearthed a dinosaur fossil field in eastern China that appears to be the largest in the world.More than 7,600 fossils have ... Read more...

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Previously unknown extinct species had large teeth on roof of mouth


September 12th, 2008 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 12 (ANI): Paleontologists have found a previously unknown extinct amphibious predator species in Antarctica that had large teeth on the roof of its mouth.The species, named Kryostega collinsoni, is ... Read more...

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Giant pandas won bamboo food wars over Giganto apes half a million years ago


December 29th, 2007 - 1:34 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): Paleontologists have discovered the 400,000-year-old fossils of a giant panda, alongside the remains of a large ancient ape in the tropical coast of southern China, which suggest that ... Read more...

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Archaeologists confirm identity of oldest humans in China


November 19th, 2007 - 5:43 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Archeologists have come to the conclusion that the two million years old human fossils, found in Wushan County, Chongging, belong to the earliest human species in China. The ... Read more...

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Bones in museum’s drawers lead to rediscovery of dinosaur


November 14th, 2007 - 5:42 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): The skeleton of a dinosaur known as Barosaurus has been rediscovered by a curator in drawers of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Canada. The Barosaurus skeleton includes ... Read more...

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