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Thu, 2016-11-24

The evolution of the horse, a mammal of the family Equidae, occurred over a geologic time scale of 50 million years, transforming the small, dog-sized, forest-dwelling Eohippus into the modern horse.

Sun, 2016-11-20

How new species are created is at the core of the theory of evolution. Mammals may be a good example of how sex chromosome change drove major groups apart.

Sun, 2016-11-20

Bony skull ornaments appeared in most rapidly growing species, new research suggests.

Sun, 2016-11-20

Everyone is once again asking, “Can we clone dinosaurs?” The answer is easy: No. But there’s more to the story than just cloning.

Sat, 2016-11-19

Albertosaurus is a genus of tyrannosaurid theropod dinosaurs that lived in western North America...

Sat, 2016-11-19

Cryolophosaurus is a genus of large theropods known from only a single species Cryolophosaurus ellioti, known from the early...

Sat, 2016-11-19

Paleontologists use fossils to try to figure out three main things about fossils: Identity and origin of the fossil, the fossil’s environment, and what the fossil can tell us about the history of the earth....

Sat, 2016-11-19

People have been very interested in fossil bones for a very long time. The ancient Chinese thought fossil bones were the bones of magical dragons.

Sat, 2016-11-19

There are two main types of fossils, body fossils and trace fossils. Body fossils are the preserved remains of a plant or animal’s body. Trace fossils are the remains of the activity of an animal, such as preserved track ways, footprin...

Sat, 2016-11-19

There are many other types of fossils. Compression fossils form when leaves become trapped between layers of sediment (mud, fine sand, or volcanic ash) and get smashed flat.

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