Fossils

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Scientists discover Welsh ‘dragon’ dinosaur – the size of a chicken
Pendraig milnerae was related to T rex and likely to have been apex predator despite its size, say experts

Steven Morris

05, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Fossilised ‘hell heron’ dinosaur unearthed on Isle of Wight
Discovery along with another species enhances island’s reputation as Europe’s best place to find dinosaurs

Hannah Devlin

29, Sep, 2021 @4:07 PM

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South Australian eagle fossil identified as one of the oldest raptor species in the world
The 25m-year-old fossil reveals ancient eagle had features unlike any seen among modern hawks and eagles

Donna Lu

27, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Human footprints thought to be oldest in North America discovered
Ancient tracks found in New Mexico are believed to be between 21,000 and 23,000 years old, study says

Gloria Oladipo

23, Sep, 2021 @9:17 PM

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Dinosaur fossil with ‘totally weird’ spikes in skeleton stuns experts
Extraordinary ankylosaur remains dating back 168m years a first for Africa

Ian Sample Science editor

23, Sep, 2021 @4:21 PM

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Two-legged dinosaurs may have swung tails to run faster, say scientists
A computer simulation could help us better understand the evolution of movement in animals

Linda Geddes

22, Sep, 2021 @5:00 PM

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​Fossilised long-legged giant penguin identified as new species
Skeleton found by children in New Zealand helps fill in gaps in natural history

Sofia Quaglia

16, Sep, 2021 @11:59 AM

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Angela Milner obituary
Natural History Museum palaeontologist who specialised in meat-eating dinosaurs and their direct descendants, the earliest birds

Paul Barrett

26, Aug, 2021 @2:15 PM

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Country diary: lured by a love for elusive butterflies
Isle of Portland, Dorset: I’m supposed to be down in the cove, but the dance of this powdery pair is leading me astray

Nic Wilson

13, Aug, 2021 @4:30 AM

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‘It wasn’t built to eat broccoli’: Australia’s largest ‘dragon’ unveiled
A pterosaur fossil found in the outback a decade ago, the largest known flying reptile on the continent, has finally been identified as a new species and is being compared to a dragon

Royce Kurmelovs

09, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘Wiggly’ fossils found in Canada may be oldest known sign of animal life
Scientists believe the unusual tubular structures may be the remnants of prehistoric sponges

Ian Sample Science editor

28, Jul, 2021 @3:00 PM

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‘Part-time adventurers’: amateur fossil hunters get record haul in Cotswolds
More than 1,000 scientifically significant specimens taken from former quarry after discovery

Miranda Bryant

20, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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