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`Proto-Ichthyosaur' Sheds Light on Fish-Lizard Beginnings

Regular readers will know that I have a major interest in ichthyosaurs, the so-called fish-lizards of the Mesozoic (see links below). As you'll know if you keep your finger on the pulse of Mesozoic reptile news, last week saw the publication of a really interesting new animal from the Lower Triassic: the Chinese `proto-ichthyosaur' Cartorhynchus [...]..

November 12, 2014 — Darren Naish
Mind-Blowing Fossil Preserves Tiny Horse Carrying Unborn Foal

Mind-Blowing Fossil Preserves Tiny Horse Carrying Unborn Foal

BERLIN: The former oil shale mining site of Messel, near Frankfurt, Germany, is well known for its spectacular fossils of organisms that lived between 47 million and 48 million years ago, during the Eocene epoch...

November 11, 2014 — Kate Wong

The Hobbit: 10 Years Later

In October 2004 paleontologists announced a new human species called Homo floresiensis . Ever since then debate has raged on whether it truly is a new species or merely a diseased Homo sapiens...

October 23, 2014

Fossils Rewrite History of Sex

Evidence of bony organs in ancient fish suggests that they copulated, although many of their descendants stopped doing so

October 20, 2014 — Daniel Cressey and Nature magazine
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