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BBC NEWS   13 February 2020   Colombia, Venezuela  
<p>Fossils of a turtle the size of a car have been unearthed in what is now northern South America.<br />The turtle - Stupendemys geographicus - is believed to have roamed the region between 13 and 7 million years ago.<br />The fossils were found in Colombia's ...
The Guardian   10 February 2020   Canada  
<p>Scientists in Canada have announced the discovery of a new species of dinosaur closely related to Tyrannosaurus rex that strode the plain of North America about 80m years ago. Thanatotheristes degrootorum – Greek for “reaper of death” – is thought to be ...
New Atlas   07 February 2020   United Arab Emirates   Sharjah  
<p>The recently-completed Buhais Geology Park is quite unusual but takes its place well among the rugged desert landscape in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The project is inspired by fossils that are present on the site and is designed to resemble fossilized ...
The Guardian   20 December 2019   USA   New York  
<p>The world&rsquo;s oldest known fossil forest has been discovered in a sandstone quarry in New York state, offering new insights into how trees transformed the planet.<br />The forest, found in the town of Cairo, would have spanned from New York to Pennsylvania ...
Smithsonian   11 December 2019   World  
<p>Whales don&rsquo;t swim like fish do. Instead of moving their tales side-to-side like a shark or a sunfish, the marine mammals pump their tails up-and-down to propel themselves forward. But over 50 million years ago, the earliest whales had legs and could ...
Fox News   26 November 2019   Canada  
<p>A newly discovered dinosaur skull has shaken paleontologists' assumptions to the core, throwing a wrench into the idea that all dinosaurs had symmetrical faces.<br />The fossilized skull of the Styracosaurus was unearthed and researchers were surprised ...
Phys Org   13 November 2019   Brazil  
<p>A team of researchers from Universidade Federal de Santa Maria and Universidade de S&atilde;o Paulo, both in Brazil, has found and identified the oldest carnivorous dinosaur fossil to date. In their paper published in the journal PeerJ, the group describes ...