One of the ocean's little known carnivores has been allocated a new place in the evolutionary tree of life after scientists discovered its unmistakable resemblance with other sea-floor dwelling creatures.
Using their own laser imaging technology, scientists have determined the lifestyle of a special hatchling bird by revealing the previously unknown feathering preserved in the fossil specimen found in the ~125 million-year-old Early Cretaceous fossil beds of Los Hoyas, Spain.
One of the things that makes mammals special is our diverse forelimbs -- bat wings, whale flippers, gibbon arms, and cheetah legs have evolved to do different, specialized tasks. Scientists wanted to see where this mammalian trait started evolving, so they examined fossils from early mammal relatives to see when the upper arm bones started […]
Continental rift valleys are huge fractures on the surface of the Earth that break continental plates with the eventual development of new oceans. Although instrumental in driving climate and biosphere in certain regions, this process is poorly documented and understood. In a new study, an international group of scientists has shed new light into the […]
For #FossilFriday yesterday proposed to @femke_holwerda over the Skye sauropod humerus that was the basis of my first peer-reviewed paper, as the circle was now (or almost, in the case of the ring!) complete. Thanks Dugie @StaffinMuseum for your patience yesterday!!
guys, yesterday I had my very own pilot fish! he (or she) was a baby yellow jack, practicing its skills - and I wasn't even aware at first until @CoastalPaleo pointed it out to me! He (or she) was cute and was fascinated with the camera and liked to photo bomb! 🐠🐠🐠🤳📷
"Cephalopods are an abundant and extraordinarily rich component of the fossil assemblages of the Late Ordovician reef settings of Baltoscandia."
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