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Researchers discover oldest fossil rodents in South America

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

In a literal walk through time along the Ucayali River near Contamana, Peru, a team of researchers found rodent fossils at least 41 million years old – by far the oldest on the South American continent. The remains – teeth – showed ...

The world's oldest known snake fossils: Rolling back the clock by nearly 70 million years

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Fossilized remains of four ancient snakes have been dated between 140 and 167 million years old -- nearly 70 million years older than the previous record of ancient snake fossils -- and are changing the way we think about the origin...

530 Million-Year-Old Eye Fossil Reveals How Creatures Once Peered at the World

News : Newsweek: US

This 530 million-year-old fossilized eye is the oldest evidence of this important organ, and shows just how little the eye has changed in the past half a billion years.

World's Oldest Sophisticated Eye Fossil Discovered in Australia

Biology / Paleontology : Everything Dinosaur

Sophisticated Compound Eye with 3,000 Individual Lenses in 515 Million Year Old Fossil Trilobites may have had some of the earliest recorded eyes in the fossil record, but 515 million...

Oldest fossil sea turtle discovered: fossilized turtle is at least 120 million years old

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

The world's oldest fossil sea turtle known to date has been found by scientists. The fossilized reptile is at least 120 million years old -- which makes it about 25 million years older than the previously known oldest specimen. The ...


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