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Paleontology | Science & Technology

Science & Technology | Paleontology

Meet Galagadon, an ancient shark with funny teeth | Cosmos

Researchers report another important addition to the fossil record. Nick Carne reports.

Science & Technology | Paleontology

Your 'Fat-Toothed' Relative May Not Make It for Thanksgiving. He Vanished from Earth 300 Million Years Ago.

A reptile with an impressive back sail that lived 300 million years ago is more closely related to humans than it is to dinosaurs.

Science & Technology | Paleontology

Kepodactylus - Pteros

The only specimen of this large Jurassic pterosaur was found with a skeleton of Stegosaurus.

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Dickinsonia Is the Oldest Known Animal, Steroids Show - The Atlantic

Scientists have finally confirmed that a weird ribbed oval called Dickinsonia is an animal.

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Fossil find of 33-million-year-old sea lilies in outback WA challenges major palaeontology theory - ABC News (Australian

The discovery of hundreds of perfect little star fossils in a dusty riverbed near Exmouth in north-west WA rewrites the species' history book by millions of years.

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Exclusive: Dinosaur-Era Bird Found in Burmese Amber

The 99-million-year-old animal is the most complete bird fossil yet known to science from the amber deposits of Myanmar.

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Strange New Pterosaur Species Found in Transylvania

Move over, Dracula: A new flying reptile fossil adds to the unusual population of large pterosaurs that once stalked Romania.

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Globetrotting flying reptile found in Texas | Earth Archives

Scientists have long speculated that pterosaurs, the first backboned animals to take flight, were able to cross the world's continents by air. Now, fossils

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Prehistoric spider-like arachnid found preserved in amber, and it even has a tail – BGR

If you're one of the many people who have a fear of spiders, going back in time 100 million years apparently wouldn't have done you any good. A new, bizarre spider-like creature has just been discovered in Southeast Asia, having been encased in amber duri

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A new small-bodied ornithopod (Dinosauria, Ornithischia) from a deep, high-energy Early Cretaceous river of the Australi

A new small-bodied ornithopod dinosaur, Diluvicursor pickeringi, gen. et sp. nov., is named from the lower Albian of the Eumeralla Formation in southeastern Australia and helps shed new light on the anatomy and diversity of Gondwanan ornithopods. Comprisi

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Newly named Australian dino was turkey-sized and tough | Cosmos

A vegetarian from Victoria adds to an expanding roster of new Australian dinosaurs discovered in the past few years. John Pickrell reports.

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Chinese 'rainbow dinosaur' had iridescent feathers like hummingbirds

There's not a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. There's an iridescent dinosaur.