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Article ID: 680379

Texas Tech Paleontologist Aids in New Discovery 33 Years after Finding Fossil

Texas Tech University

The fossilized plesiosaur Sankar Chatterjee found in 1984 is giving scientists a new understanding of convergent evolution between reptiles and mammals.

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31-Aug-2017 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 680280

Study Uses Robot to Probe Mystery of Prehistoric Sea Creature’s Swimming Style

University of Southampton

A new study led by the University of Southampton has shed light on the swimming style of plesiosaurs by creating a robot to mimic its movements.

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30-Aug-2017 7:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 679846

Understanding Caribbean Mammal Extinctions of the Past Spurs Renewed Focus on Conservation

Johns Hopkins Medicine

A Johns Hopkins paleontologist and her collaborative team of scientists report they have clear evidence that the arrival of humans and subsequent human activity throughout the islands of the Caribbean were likely the primary causes of the extinction of native mammal species there. The evidence, they say, highlights the need for urgent human intervention to protect the native mammal species still inhabiting the region.

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Article ID: 680068

Woolly Rhino Neck Ribs Provide Clues About Their Decline and Eventual Extinction

PeerJ

Researchers from the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden examined woolly rhino and modern rhino neck vertebrae from several European and American museum collections and noticed that the remains of woolly rhinos from the North Sea often possess a ‘cervical’ (neck) rib—in contrast to modern rhinos. The study, published in the open access journal PeerJ today, reports on the incidence of abnormal cervical vertebrae in woolly rhinos. Given the considerable birth defects that are associated with this condition, the researchers argue it is very possible that developmental abnormalities contributed towards the eventual extinction of these late Pleistocene rhinos.

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Article ID: 679809

A Potential Breeding Site of a Miocene Era Baleen Whale

PeerJ

Baleen whales are amongst the largest animals to have ever lived and yet very little is known about their breeding habits. One researcher’s second look at previously found baleen whale fossils from Japan provides new evidence of a now long-gone breeding ground of the extinct baleen whale Parietobalaena yamaokai dating back over 15 million years.

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18-Aug-2017 7:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 679524

Unique Imaging of a Dinosaur’s Skull Tells Evolutionary Tale

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Researchers using Los Alamos’ unique neutron-imaging and high-energy X-ray capabilities have exposed the inner structures of the fossil skull of a 74-million-year-old tyrannosauroid dinosaur nicknamed the Bisti Beast in the highest-resolution scan of tyrannosaur skull ever done.

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Article ID: 678941

First Winged Mammals From the Jurassic Period Discovered

University of Chicago Medical Center

Two 160 million-year-old mammal fossils discovered in China show that the forerunners of mammals in the Jurassic Period evolved to glide and live in trees. With long limbs, long hand and foot fingers, and wing-like membranes for tree-to-tree gliding, Maiopatagium furculiferum and Vilevolodon diplomylos are the oldest known gliders in the long history of early mammals.

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Article ID: 678571

Analysis of Animal Teeth Suggests Neolithic Cattle Grazed at Home and Away

University of Southampton

An international team of researchers has shown in unprecedented detail that prehistoric farmers took their animals away from permanent settlements to graze in more fertile areas – probably because of high demand for land locally.

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27-Jul-2017 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 678107

Experts Dig Up Las Cruces Boy’s Million-Year-Old Fossil Find

New Mexico State University (NMSU)

Ten-year Jude Sparks’s accidental discovery in the Las Cruces desert led a New Mexico State University professor to a rare, mostly intact 1.2 million year-old stegomastodon skull. NMSU biology professor Peter Houde put together a team that worked for about a week to carefully unearth the skull.

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Article ID: 677131

Gigantic Crocodile with T. Rex Teeth Was a Top Land Predator of the Jurassic in Madagascar

PeerJ

Little is known about the origin and early evolution of the Notosuchia, hitherto unknown in the Jurassic period. New research on fossils from Madagascar, published in the peer-reviewed journal PeerJ by Italian and French paleontologists, begin to fill the gap in a million-year-long ghost lineage.

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