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Paleontology News and Research. Read about the latest discoveries in the fossil record including theories on why the dinosaurs went extinct and more.
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Ancient arachnid from coal forests of America stands out for its spiny legs

Fri, 05/17/2024 - 10:15am
The spiny legged 308-million-year-old arachnid Douglassarachne acanthopoda was discovered the famous Mazon Creek locality.
Categories: Fossils

How did sabre-toothed tigers acquire their long upper canine teeth?

Thu, 05/16/2024 - 11:26am
In a groundbreaking study an international team of scientists has investigated the evolutionary patterns behind the development of sabre teeth, with some unexpected results along the way.
Categories: Fossils

Summers warm up faster than winters, fossil shells from Antwerp show

Wed, 05/15/2024 - 3:42pm
In a warmer climate, summers warm much faster than winters, according to research into fossil shells. With this knowledge we can better map the consequences of current global warming in the North Sea area.
Categories: Fossils

First 'warm-blooded' dinosaurs may have emerged 180 million years ago

Wed, 05/15/2024 - 11:26am
The ability to regulate body temperature, a trait all mammals and birds have today, may have evolved among some dinosaurs early in the Jurassic period about 180 million years ago. The new study looked at the spread of dinosaurs across different climates on Earth throughout the Mesozoic Era (the dinosaur era lasting from 230 to 66 million years ago), drawing on 1,000 fossils, climate models and the geography of the period, and dinosaurs' evolutionary trees.
Categories: Fossils