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Primitive fossil bear with a sweet tooth

Researchers from the Canadian Museum of Nature and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County have identified remains of a 3.5-million-year-old bear from a fossil-rich site in Canada's High Arctic. The post Primitive fossil bear with a sweet tooth appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Evolution is in the ears of extinct aquatic reptiles

Research of inners ears of aquatic reptiles now extinct has revealed a close resemblance with aquatic animals alive today. The post Evolution is in the ears of extinct aquatic reptiles appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

530-million-year-old fossil has look of world’s oldest eye, study suggests

A 530-million-year-old fossil contains what could be the oldest eye ever discovered, a study reveals. The post 530-million-year-old fossil has look of world’s oldest eye, study suggests appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

A horse is a horse, of course, of course — except when it isn’t

An international team of researchers has discovered a previously unrecognized genus of extinct horses that roamed North America during the last ice age. The post A horse is a horse, of course, of course — except when it isn’t appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Hundreds of fossilized eggs sheds light on pterosaur development

An invaluable collection of more than 200 eggs is providing new insights into the development and nesting habits of pterosaurs. The post Hundreds of fossilized eggs sheds light on pterosaur development appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Exceptionally preserved eggs and embryos reveal the life history of a pterosaur

The pterosaur record is generally poor, and pterosaur eggs are even rarer. Only a handful of isolated occurrences of eggs and embryos have been reported so far. Three-dimensionally preserved eggs include one from Argentina and five reported...Show More Summary

Dover Western Docks Revival makes Mammoth Discovery

The team working on Port of Dover's flagship Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) has made a mammoth discovery after unearthing a fossilised mammoth tooth during the excavation of the Wellington Dock Navigation Channel. The post Dover Western Docks Revival makes Mammoth Discovery appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Man’s earliest ancestors discovered in southern England

Fossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind have been discovered on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset. The post Man’s earliest ancestors discovered in southern England appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Amateur collectors in Japan discover country’s first and oldest fossil diving bird

During a walk near a reservoir in a small Japanese town, amateur collectors made the discovery of their lives - the first and oldest fossil bird ever identified in their country. The post Amateur collectors in Japan discover country’s first and oldest fossil diving bird appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

‘Mega-carnivore’ dinosaur roamed southern Africa 200 million years ago

An international team of scientists has discovered the first evidence that a huge carnivorous dinosaur roamed southern Africa 200 million year ago. The post ‘Mega-carnivore’ dinosaur roamed southern Africa 200 million years ago appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Fossils from the world’s oldest trees reveal complex anatomy never seen before

The first trees to have ever grown on Earth were also the most complex, new research has revealed. The post Fossils from the world’s oldest trees reveal complex anatomy never seen before appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

An exceptionally preserved sea turtle reveals ancient sun protection

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have discovered well-preserved pigments and other biomolecules in a 54 million-year-old baby sea turtle. The molecular analyses show that the turtle’s shell contained pigments to protect it from...Show More Summary

Evolution: The beneficiaries of mass extinction

Mass extinctions were followed by periods of low diversity in which certain new species dominated wide regions of the supercontinent Pangaea, reports a new study. The post Evolution: The beneficiaries of mass extinction appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Ancient petrified salamander reveals its last meal

A new study on an exceptionally preserved salamander from the Eocene of France reveals that its soft organs are conserved under its skin and bones. The post Ancient petrified salamander reveals its last meal appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Monstrous crocodile fossil points to early rise of ancient reptiles

A newly identified prehistoric marine predator has shed light on the origins of the distant relatives of modern crocodiles. The post Monstrous crocodile fossil points to early rise of ancient reptiles appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

3-D analysis of dog fossils sheds light on domestication debate

In an effort to settle the debate about the origin of dog domestication, a technique that uses 3-D scans of fossils is helping researchers determine the difference between dogs and wolves. The post 3-D analysis of dog fossils sheds light on domestication debate appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Big herbivorous dinosaurs ate crustaceans as a side dish, says CU Boulder study

Some big plant-eating dinosaurs roaming present-day Utah some 75 million years ago were slurping up crustaceans on the side, a behavior that may have been tied to reproductive activities, says a new University of Colorado Boulder study. The...Show More Summary

Birds’ unique skulls linked to young dinosaur brains

Bird skulls and brains look like those of young dinosaurs, providing clues to their unique evolution and modern success. The post Birds’ unique skulls linked to young dinosaur brains appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Half-a-billion-year-old fossils shed light animal evolution on earth

Scientists have discovered traces of life more than half-a-billion years old that could change the way we think about how all animals evolved on earth. The post Half-a-billion-year-old fossils shed light animal evolution on earth appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

Techniques used in forensic science help discover new molecular fossils

Researchers in Japan and China believe they have found new molecular fossils of archaea using a method of analysis commonly used in forensic science. The post Techniques used in forensic science help discover new molecular fossils appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.

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