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DOGO news   24 March 2020   World  
<p>Over the years, researchers have unearthed fossils of many of the estimated 2,468 dinosaur species that roamed Earth during the Mesozoic era, which spanned from between 252 million years ago to about 66 million years ago. However, few can compare to the ...
The Guardian   15 March 2020   UK   Scotland  
<p>Last week scientists discovered the first Stegosaurus footprints in Scotland. Which other prehistoric reptiles lived on these shores? </p>
Tech Explorist   02 March 2020   USA   Montana  
<p>Scientists from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and Mary Schweitzer, of North Carolina State University in the United States, have discovered evidence of fossilized cell nuclei and ...
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 ...
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 ...
Interesting Engineering   21 November 2019   Argentina  
<p>A team of paleontologists discovered a wonderfully well-preserved snake skull in Argentina, shedding new light on the origin of the species. <br />From their findings, the team has deduced the snake had rear limbs and possibly evolved from giant lizards. ...
CNN   14 November 2019   South Pole  
<p>(CNN) The South Pole has been home to penguins, whales and -- 100 million years ago -- dinosaurs with fluffy feathers, new findings show.<br />This is the first time scientists have ever found evidence that dinosaurs used feathers in extreme climates like ...
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 ...
The Guardian   20 September 2018   Russia  
<p>A fossilised lifeform that existed 558m years ago has been identified as the oldest known animal, according to new research.<br />The findings confirm that animals existed at least 20m years before the so-called Cambrian explosion of animal life, which ...