Tag - paleontology

 
 

PALEONTOLOGY

Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 6, 2014
Dinosaur that terrorized Jurassic Europe discovered
In Europe 150 million years ago, this dude was the biggest, baddest bully in town.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Nov 15, 2013
Study says modern-day dogs closely related to European canines
Amid the harsh, icy lands of ancient Europe, early man found himself an unexpected companion — the snarling, carnivorous wolf — which would eventually become his modern-day counterpart's best furry friend.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Nov 14, 2013
Chinese fossil is oldest known of insects mating
Chinese researchers have found what they say is the oldest example of insects mating.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Nov 14, 2013
Oldest complete fossil discovered
What may be the oldest complete fossil on Earth paints a smelly but colorful picture of our microbial ancestors from nearly 3.5 billion years ago.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Oct 6, 2013
Unique ginkgoes are living fossils
This fall, the fan-shaped leaves of the ginkgo tree will turn a golden yellow, and in the silence of the night, the tree will offer a little arboreal tremor and drop its entire canopy in a total release of its unique and primal foliage.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT
Sep 4, 2013
Scientists tracing ancestry of India's large mammals
About 120 million years ago, the supercontinent of Gondwana broke into a jigsaw puzzle of continents and isles in the Southern Hemisphere. One of those was a giant island forming what we now call India.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 9, 2013
U.S. scientists find true 'Lizard King'
Jim Morrison famously wrote in the poem "Celebration of the Lizard" that he was "the Lizard King," a name that stuck. So when a paleontologist who happens to be a Doors fan came across a fossil of a giant lizard, one of the largest ever to tread the planet, he named it Barbaturex morrisoni, after the band's lead singer.
WORLD / Science & Health
May 30, 2013
Study casts doubt on theory of caring dino dads
Male dinosaurs may not have had a caring side after all.

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