Seventh new dinosaur discovery confirmed in Japan

/ Feb 26, 2016

Seventh new dinosaur discovery confirmed in Japan

A new kind of dinosaur has been confirmed in Katsuyama, Fukui Prefecture, researchers said Friday, bringing the number of species discovered in Japan to seven. According to fossil analysis, the new creature was a small theropod that had both primitive and derived features, according ...

Fossils shed light on origins of mammals

/ Oct 18, 2014

Fossils shed light on origins of mammals

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It may not have been the friendliest place for furry little creatures, but three newly identified squirrel-like mammals thrived in the trees of the Jurassic Period, with dinosaurs walking below and flying reptiles soaring above. Scientists recently announced the discovery in China of fossils ...

Dig to uncover Ice Age fossils

/ Aug 2, 2014

Dig to uncover Ice Age fossils

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Scientists will soon begin excavation of an ancient Wyoming sinkhole containing a rare bounty of fossil remains of prehistoric animals, such as mammoths and dire wolves, preserved in unusually good condition, researchers said on July 24. The two-week dig, set to begin under the ...