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430 million-year-old fossil named in honor of Sir David Attenborough

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For 20 million years, the diversity of large terrestrial mammals depended on plant growth

Life thrived on young Earth: scientists discover 3.7-billion-year-old fossils

New techniques boost understanding of how fish fins became fingers

Lucy had neighbors: A review of African fossils

The genetic history of Ice Age Europe

Indonesian ‘Hobbits’ may have died out sooner than thought

Ancient flowering plant was beautiful but probably poisonous

South Africa’s Sterkfontein Caves produce two new hominin fossils

Well-preserved skeleton reveals the ecology and evolution of early carnivorous mammals

Prior to the rise of modern day mammalian carnivores (lions and tigers and bears, as well as weasels, raccoons, wolves and other members of the order Carnivora), North America was dominated by a now extinct group of mammalian carnivores — the hyaenodontids. While fossils of hyaenodontids are relatively common from the early Eocene (between 50 … Continue reading

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