Smart mouth: Chinese fish fossil sheds light on jaw evolution

Oct 21, 2016

Smart mouth: Chinese fish fossil sheds light on jaw evolution

A bottom-dwelling, mud-grubbing, armored fish that swam in tropical seas 423 million years ago is fundamentally changing the understanding of the evolution of an indisputably indispensable anatomical feature: the jaw. Scientists said on Thursday they unearthed in China’s Yunnan province fossils of a primordial ...

All global trade banned in endangered pangolins

Oct 8, 2016

All global trade banned in endangered pangolins

The shy, scale-covered pangolin is to receive the highest level of protection against illegal trade to try to save it from extinction, after a recent vote by delegates at a global conference. The reclusive, gentle mammal is prized as an edible delicacy and ingredient ...