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Mystriosaurus laurillardi identified 250 years after fossil find

Mystriosaurus laurillardi identified 250 years after fossil find

Skull of Mysterious Jurassic crocodile's fossil found in a Bavarian town in Germany in the 1770s. Researchers found fossil belonged to crocodile which lived in tropical waters. Palaeontologists identified the animal by comparing German and UK fossils…

168 million years old stegosaurus fossil discovered in Morocco

168 million years old stegosaurus fossil discovered in Morocco

The oldest stegosaur ever has been discovered by British team in Morocco. Named Adratiklit boulahfa, or "mountain lizard," London Natural History Museum researchers managed to figure out it was a new species of stegosaur from a few unearthed…

The mystery of the 55.500-year-old ash layer Z2

The mystery of the 55.500-year-old ash layer Z2

It is the 55,500 year old ash layer Z2 that one of the most distinct ash layers in the Greenland ice cores which is believed to originate from an enormous eruption in Iceland. The same ash layers is also found in many sediment cores from the North…

Smallest fossil monkey found in Perus Amazon jungle

Smallest fossil monkey found in Peru's Amazon jungle

A team of Peruvian and American scientists have uncovered the 18-million-year-old remains of the smallest fossil monkey ever found. The primate specimen is an unworn M1 of exceptionally small size (equivalent in size to the extant callitrichine,…

Mystery of salt buildup solved on bottom of Dead Sea

Mystery of salt buildup solved on bottom of Dead Sea

Geologists float an answer to the mystery of salt flurries beneath Dead Sea: New computer simulation and research helps scientists understand how salt makes its way down rather than up, providing a glimpse into formation of massive deposits around…

Well-Preserved Meteorite Collection Found In Atacama Desert

Well-Preserved Meteorite Collection Found In Atacama Desert

Oldest meteorite collection found in the Atacama Desert... 222 meteorites larger than 10 g per squared kilometer per million year... Researchers have uncovered a wealth of well-preserved meteorites that allowed them to reconstruct the rate of falling…

Mystery shrouding Dickinsonia that oldest animal fossil

Mystery shrouding Dickinsonia that oldest animal fossil

ANU scientists solve mystery shrouding oldest animal fossils. These soft-bodied creatures that lived 558 million years ago on the seafloor could, in principle, have had mouths and guts - organs that many palaeontologists argue emerged during the…

Researchers Find Oldest Evidence of Animal Life on Earth

Researchers Find Oldest Evidence of Animal Life on Earth

Demosponge steroid biomarker 26-methylstigmastane provides evidence for Neoproterozoic animals... The oldest clue of animal life, dating back at least 100 million years before the Cambrian period, when most major types of animals appear, has been…