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Researchers discover unique dinosaur fossil with four wings

Changyuraptor yangi fossils were recently discovered in a Chinese expedition. The remains reveal a creature with four wings that has been dubbed the largest specimen of this type.

New fossil site could turn out to be the world's most important

A new fossil site discovered in Kootenay National Park is part of an epic expedition that led to a collection of thousands of animals, representing more than 50 species.

Ancient sharks may have survived the 'great extinction'

A new fossil find suggests that some ancient sharks may have survived a mass extinction event 350 million years ago (sometimes referred to as 'the Great Dying').

Venezuela uncovers their own 'Jurassic Park'

No, the new Jurassic Park movie is not being filmed there, but what paleontologists found buried in the ground of Venezuela would fit right into one of the movies: a Volkswagen-sized armadillo, a crocodile larger than a bus, and a saber-toothed tiger.

Megalodon fossils found off Canary Islands coast

A deposit of fossils, thought to belong to the largest-ever marine predator, were found recently off the coast in the Spanish Canary Islands. They have now been confirmed as belonging to a megalodon.

Plants coming back to life after 400 years frozen under glacier

A group of plants frozen for 400 years have been observed sprouting new growth after being exposed to air and sunlight, scientists say. They brought back to life a collection of plants recovered from melting glaciers in the Canadian Arctic.

Whale fossils millions of years old unearthed at U.S. Navy base

Yorktown - Whale fossils estimated to be millions of years old have been unearthed at a U.S. Navy base. A passerby at the Virginia military installment found the remains while walking along the York River.

Researchers say oldest dinosaur fossils found in Tanzania

Paleontologists have identified what they believe to be the oldest dinosaur fossils in existence. This new dinosaur discovery possibly challenges current beliefs on dinosaur history.

Researchers find fossil of ancient spider attack

Researchers have announced a finding that they describe is currently one-of-a-kind. The scientists have shared a discovery of a fossilized ancient spider attack, frozen in time inside a piece of amber.

Op-Ed: Living fossils challenges Darwinism

Today, living fossils create problems for paleontologists with Darwinian assumptions. The discoveries of living Wollemi pines, Coelacanth fishes, the Nautilus, and other animals have challenged evolutionary assumptions about life’s history.

Ancient giant turtle fossils found in Colombian coal mine

Paleontologists have discovered the fossilized remains of an ancient turtle that is being described as the size of a small car.

Mesozoic Era fossil dinosaur bones and eggs located in Patagonia

A 70-million-year-old find of fossilized bones and unique eggs by an Argentina-Swedish research team has been located in Patagonia. The mysterious creature belongs to the birdlike Alvarezsauridae dinosaur family.

Ancient fossils uncovered in China hint to human lineage

New fossils unearthed in China hint at a previously unknown human lineage from nearly 15000 years ago, BBC news reports.

Op-Ed: A peek at what's to see at the National Museum of Natural History Special

Washington - One of the best things about living outside of Washington D.C. is the ability to hop on the Metro and go to the nation's capital and explore the rich history and landmarks. And then there are the museums.

Researchers uncover 33,000-year-old dog skull in Siberian cave

Researchers have uncovered a 33,000-year-old dog skull in the Altai Mountain region of Siberia in a cave called Razboinichya.

British scientists find Darwin fossil slides 'lost' for 150 years

London - British scientists say they have found new fossils Charles Darwin and his colleagues collected more than 150 years ago. The slides containing the fossils were found in a wooden cabinet kept in a "gloomy" corner of the British Geological Survey.

Scary dangling eyes of world's first apex predator found

Biologists have added details to their picture of one of the scariest predators of the geological Cambrian oceans. They found a pair of fossilized eyes of the creature suspended on stalks that allowed the animal to protrude its eyes from its skull.

New dinosaur species discovered in museum storage

Nearly 100 years after a set of fossil remains were uncovered, an international team of scientists has discovered a new species of dinosaur.

New research uncovers earliest findings of dinosaur evolution

Two dinosaur fossils that were previously believed to be of the same species now provide insight into a remarkable transitional period from the early stages of dinosaur evolution, some 230-million years ago in Argentina's Ischigualasto valley.

Mammal-like crocodile fossil discovered by SA scientist

South African scientist Zubair Jinnah's discovery of 100-million-year-old fossils of a rare and tiny mammal-like crocodile in Tanzania is changing the picture of animal life at 100 million years ago in sub-Saharan Africa.

Prehistoric fossils, tools, bones found in underwater cave

In Dominican Republic, archaeologists announced Tuesday the discovery of bones and fossils of several Caribbean sloths and a primate skull, which is believe to have come from an extinct monkey.

Italian archaeologists discovered a 4,500-year old skeleton

In a Rome, a skeleton aging roughly about 4,500 years old is discovered of the shores on a beach in the southern part of the city.

Fossils prove that dinosaurs once stalked Australia

Australian-based paleontologists had finally found evidence that the wondrous prehistoric reptiles, commonly known as dinosaurs, once roamed the fields of down under.

Giant elephant fossil discovered in Indonesia

A group of Indonesian paleontologists and scientists are now working on reassembling the remains of a large prehistoric elephant.

Improved Carbon Dating shows Mammoths survived longer in Britain

Scientists have argued for years over the cause of the mammoths' extinction in Great Britain. Recent research shows that climate change and its effect on the vegetation was almost certainly responsible for the extinction of the mammoths.

T-Rex ancestor discovered

An international group of scientists has discovered fossils of a dinosaur in China that probably forms the link between the Tyrannosaurus Rex and its much smaller ancestors.

Developing A Tree of Life Browser

Over the years researchers have sequenced DNA from thousands of species from jungles, tundras and museum drawers. They have used supercomputers to crunch the genetic data.

Earliest Evidence for Animal Life Found

An international research team of scientists from UC Riverside, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and other institutions has found the oldest evidence for animals in the fossil record.

Researchers Discover Fossils of Bowling-Ball Sized Frog

Researchers have pieced together the fossils of what will now be the world's largest known species of frog. They are unable to determine how the frog was found in West Africa, as its closest relative is a normal-sized frog that resides in South America.

Fossil Find Challenges Evolutionary Theory

Two fossils found in Kenya are presenting a direct challenge on the theory of evolution. According to a new study, scientists say evolution might not have been a linear progression from apes to humans.
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Tokumm Creek at Marble Canyon.
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Tokumm Creek at Marble Canyon. Marble Canyon is named for its carbonate rocks that belong to the Cathedral Formation and that were deposited more than 500 million years ago. This particular canyon was initially carved by glaciers and further eroded by the Tokumm Creek.
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Mosses are one group of bryophytes.
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Woolly Mammoths June 18, 2004
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Protoceratops andrewsi, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
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Fossil of Marrella splendens (Marrellomorpha) found at the Burgess Shale site.
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Fossil of Marrella splendens (Marrellomorpha) found at the Burgess Shale site. Photo uploaded: March 12, 2007.
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Forty-four specimens of Metaspriggina were collected by Caron and his team at the new Marble Canyon ...
Forty-four specimens of Metaspriggina were collected by Caron and his team at the new Marble Canyon Burgess Shale fossil site in B.C.'s Kootenay National Park.
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