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Fossilized evidence of a tumor in a 255-million-year-old mammal forerunner

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How early mammals evolved night vision to avoid predators

Ancient chimpanzee ‘Adam’ lived over one million years ago, research reveals

Rooting the family tree of placental mammals

Fossil of huge ‘walking’ bat discovered in New Zealand

16 million years ago, giant bats walked on four limbs. Fossilised remains of a new bat species, which lived 16 million years ago, walked on four limbs and was three times larger than today’s average bat, have been discovered in New Zealand. The fossils were found near Central Otago on South Island, in sediment left … Continue reading

What a Bunch of Dodos! A Catastrophic Mass Extinction of Birds in the Pacific Islands Followed the Arrival of the First People

Research carried out by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and collaborators reveals that the last region on earth to be colonised by humans was home to more than 1,000 species of birds that went extinct soon after people reached their island homes. The paper was published on March 25th in the journal Proceedings of … Continue reading

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