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Old September 13th, 2016 #81
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Starfish fossil found on mountain in Turkey's South


A starfish fossil has been found at an altitude of 1,200 meters in the southern Turkish province of Mersins Bozyazı district, Doğan News Agency has reported.

The fossil appears to prove that the Taurus Mountains were under the sea millions of years ago.

The starfish fossil was discovered in a rock, with locals saying there are many fossils of barnacles in the vicinity.

The Taurus Mountains in southern Turkey divide the Mediterranean coastal region of the country from the Central Anatolian plateau. The system extends along a curve from the Lake Eğirdir in the west to the upper reaches of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers in the east.

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/sta...238&nid=103863
 
Old September 14th, 2016 #82
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Rare mammoth fossil surprises experts


CAMARILLO, Calif. Justin Wilkins knelt in the dirt, popping a tiny piece of charcoal out of a carved-out bank.

Part of a team of paleontologists and archaeologists, Wilkins spent the past week on Santa Rosa Island uncovering what might be a link in the evolution of a long-extinct mammoth.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/n...ound/90380490/
 
Old September 18th, 2016 #83
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Scientists reveal most accurate depiction of a dinosaur ever created

Reconstruction is based on studies of a spectacular fossil from China, preserved with skin and pigments intact


Forty researchers elbow their way to the front of the room. They whip out their cameras and mobile phones like palaeontological-paparazzi, and start snapping. Others hang back, hands on chins, to take in the animal standing on the table-top from different angles. They dispense approving nods, and converge to discuss their conclusions in hushed tones.

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Old September 29th, 2016 #84
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Strange reptile fossil puzzles scientists


A 200-million-year-old reptile is rewriting the rulebooks on how four-legged animals conquered the world.

Newly discovered fossils suggest Drepanosaurus had huge hooked claws to dig insects from bark, much like today's anteaters in the forests of Central and South America.

Scientists say the creature defies the convention on how reptiles evolved and flourished.

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37496672
 
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Fossil sheds light on evolution of birdsong


Scientists have reconstructed the "voicebox" of an extinct bird that lived at the time of the dinosaurs.

The bird may have honked, quacked or whistled, like a duck or goose.

Investigation of the oldest-known fossil of a bird's vocal organ - the syrinx - gives clues to how birdsong Evolved.

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37618314


 
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180-million-year-old relative of vampire squid unearthed at newly-discovered Jurassic fossil bed

Many of the specimens found at the site are incredibly rare, with soft body parts preserved including bones.


Researchers have stumbled across a treasure trove of fossils from the Early Jurassic period in south-west Alberta, Canada, including a relative of the vampire squid and what could be a new species of lobster.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/180-million...il-bed-1603301
 
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Fossil shows new fish species that looked, ate like shark, scientists say


A fossil found in northeastern Nevada shows a newly discovered fish species that scientists believe looked, and ate, like a shark.

The fossil is what remains of a bony, sharp-toothed fish that would have been about six-feet-long (1.83 meters) with long jaws and layers of sharp teeth.

The type of jaw and teeth on the fish suggest it would have chomped down on its prey before swallowing it whole, like a shark, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/fossil-s...rk-scientists/
 
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It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's a prehistoric gliding mammal


In dense Chinese forests populated by dinosaurs 160 million years ago, two furry critters resembling flying squirrels glided from tree to tree, showing that even in such a perilous neighborhood early mammals had succeeded in going airborne.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-s...-idUSKBN1AP2EP
 
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