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Dozens of new species found in Chinese fossil site provide window into ancient life

Smithsonian | 
Fossil-packed sites like the Burgess Shale in Canada have revealed the unique nature of early animals around 508 million years ...
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Why did dinosaurs thrive for so long, while other ancient species faced extinction?

Scientific American | 
Everybody knows about the K/Pg Mass Extinction. As soon as we learn about dinosaurs, and demand to know why we ...
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Before T. rex, 30-foot-long Dynamoterror and Lythronax ruled the American southwest

Smithsonian | 
Tyrannosaurs often bear fierce names. Aside from the “tyrant lizard” Tyrannosaurus itself, there’s the “monstrous murderer” Teratophoneus, the “frightful lizard” Daspletosaurus, and the “gore ...
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‘Evolution of hugeness’: Massive dinosaurs appeared more than once in earth’s history

Smithsonian | 
[T]he remains of an unusually-large-for-its-time dinosaur found in Argentina provides new insight into the evolution of hugeness—and suggest that the ...

Prehistoric skull suggests our prehistoric cousins were ‘monsters’

National Geographic | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  If there’s one conference ...

What did man’s best friend look like before wolves appeared?

National Geographic | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  When it came time ...

How ancient mammal spurred war between paleontologists

National Geographic | 
I’m not sure why I’m so taken with Uintatherium and its relatives. Maybe it’s because poorly-made models of the beast ...

Bizarre new insect-like fossil found in Canada

National Geographic | 
Following hot on the heels – or is that fins? – of the filter-feeder Aegirocassis– Yawunik kootenayi is the latest ancient ...

Newly discovered ancient mammal had some surprising traits

National Geographic | 
Mesozoic mammals were fascinating little beasts. They burrowed, climbed, glided, and swam through the Age of Dinosaurs, not as underdogs ...

Is evolution actually halted in ‘living fossils’?

National Geographic | 
One late spring weekend a few years back, my wife and I drove out to Delaware to see an amazingly ...

Video: Can we ever create a real-life Jurassic Park?

Dinologue | 
For the Jurassic Park fans out there, let's be honest, most of us have considered the question Q asks, "Do ...

Fossils tell of mammals’ rough road to survival

National Geographic | 
When the asteroid slammed into prehistoric Mexico and drew the curtain on the Cretaceous, dinosaurs did not fare very well. All ...
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