Palaeontologists Discover New Crocodile Species With Thickest Eggs Ever That Lived With Last Dinosaurs

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Picture shows Pachykrokolithus excavatum shell fragments, undated. They were found in found in La Ribagorza, Spain, dated within the 250,000 years of the Cretaceous period, close to the extinction of the dinosaurs. (Manuel Perez Pueyo/Newsflash)

Palaeontologists have discovered a new species of crocodile that lived with the last dinosaurs and that laid the thickest eggs on record. The group of palaeontologists from the University of…

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Bird That Lived 120 Million Years Ago Was First To Eat Fruit

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The Cretaceous bird Jeholornis pooping out seeds from fruit, helping fruit-bearing plants take over the world. Undated photo illustration. (Illustration by Zhixin Han and Yifan Wang,SWNS/Newsflash)

The earliest-known animal to eat fruit was an ancient bird that lived 120 million years ago, according to new research. Hundreds of animals eat fruit now, but most fruit-bearing plants…

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Scientists Who Crunched Data During COVID Lockdown Find Huge Shark Was World’s Ultimate Predator

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A team of Princeton researchers has now discovered clear evidence that Megalodon and some of its ancestors were at the very highest rung of the prehistoric food chain – the highest “trophic level.” (Harry Maisch/Newsflash)

The ultimate predator of predators was a massive 50-foot-long shark that was so powerful it even ate predators that ate other predators. Prehistoric megatooth sharks that got their name from…

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Baby Dinosaurs Found Inside Eggs Give New Clues To Evolution

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Hadrosaurus Embryo from the Upper Cretaceous Hekou Formation found in Ganzhou Basin, Jiangxi Province, China. (Fujian Yingliang Stone Natural History Museum/AsiaWire)

The most complete embryos belonging to a duckbilled herbivorous dinosaur ever found have been unearthed by palaeontologists in China. The scientists - who published their findings in the journal BMC…

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Dinosaur Extinction Slowed Down Evolution Of New Plants

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The large, woody fruits of the Manicaria saccifera palm that depend on large animals for their dispersal. (John Dransfield, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew/Newsflash)

The extinction of dinosaur had a significant impact on the development of plants, a new study has shown. Experts at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) in the…

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Incredible Pterosaur Fossil Proves Once And For All That Flying Dinosaurs Had Feathers – Not Fur

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Artist’s reconstruction of the feathered pterosaur Tupandactylus, showing the feather types along the bottom of the headcrest: dark monofilaments and lighter-coloured branched feathers. (Bob Nicholls 2022/Newsflash)

One of the great unsolved mysteries about dinosaurs as to whether flying pterosaurs had feathers or fur has been solved after the discovery of a remarkable prehistoric fossil that can…

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Frogs And Toads Discovered From Over 70M Years Ago That Lived Alongside Dinosaurs And Are Almost Identical To Species Today

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An illustration of the frogs belongs to the Calyptocephalellidae family and the one of the Kuruleufenia genus, both lived more than 70 million years ago and managed to survive the impact of the Chicxulub asteroid. (Universidad de Chile/Newsflash)

Researchers in Chile have discovered fossils of frogs and toads from over 70 million years ago that walked alongside dinosaurs and are almost identical to species of frogs found in…

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All Modern Snakes Evolved From Just A Few Species That Survived The Asteroid Impact 66 Million Years Ago

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Artwork illustrating the evolutionary connection between snakes and dinosaurs.

A new study has found that all living snakes evolved from just a handful of species that survived the mass extinction event 66-million-years ago caused by a giant asteroid impact…

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Study Shows Humans Will Lead To Greater Environmental Extinction In Comparison To Asteroid That Killed Dinosaurs

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An illustrative image of the anthropogenic effect on the environment.

An international study has shown that humans will lead to higher extinction rates in comparison to the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs and wiped out three quarters of the Earth's…

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