Palaeontology

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Giant ichthyosaur’s huge tooth points to sea creatures with robust bite
Rare fossils from three of the late-Triassic marine reptiles found in Swiss Alps include 10cm tooth – big enough to snag giant squid

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

27, Apr, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Scottish quarry fossils belong to long-toed lizard-like creature, experts say
Fossils from prehistoric lake belonged to creature thought to have lived around 330m years ago

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

14, Apr, 2022 @3:37 PM

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We’re finding out more about dinosaurs than ever – but their sex lives still elude us | Dave Hone
With each new find, such as the dinosaur leg recently unearthed in North Dakota, scientists build a more colourful picture of the ancient reptiles, says senior lecturer Dave Hone

Dave Hone

08, Apr, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Mystery owner of Stan the T rex finally revealed following $31.8m auction
Paleontologists celebrate ‘happy ending’ as Abu Dhabi museum is revealed as owner, after fearing implications of sale to secret buyer

Maya Yang

23, Mar, 2022 @7:27 PM

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Joe Biden is a fossil: 328m-year-old vampire squid named after president
Scientists name ‘incredibly rare’ fossil in recognition of Biden’s ‘plans to address climate change and to fund scientific research’

Maya Yang

09, Mar, 2022 @4:42 PM

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Respiratory infection found in dinosaur that lived 150m years ago
Scientists who examined a fossil of ‘Dolly’ say it would have suffered coughing, sneezing and fever

Ian Sample Science editor

10, Feb, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Remains of woolly mammoth found on Devon building site
Bones of ice age mammoth, bison, rhinoceros, wolf and hyena uncovered by digger on outskirts of Plymouth

Steven Morris

03, Feb, 2022 @12:01 PM

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‘They saw bigger things’: Richard Leakey, Edward O Wilson and Thomas Lovejoy remembered
Friends and colleagues pay tribute after the recent deaths of these groundbreaking naturalists, who shifted our understanding of the world and our future

Patrick Greenfield

13, Jan, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Huge ‘sea dragon’ named one of UK’s greatest fossil finds
Ichthyosaur about 10 metres long and dating back 180m years discovered at Rutland Water

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

10, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘Perfect spot’: statue of fossil hunter Mary Anning nears unveiling
Campaigners led by schoolgirl get permission to site sculpture of palaeontologist on Dorset coast after four-year battle

Caroline Davies

04, Jan, 2022 @2:18 PM

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The Isle of Wight’s dinosaur hunter: we’re going to need a bigger museum
Jeremy Lockwood spent lockdown identifying two specimens – and is a ‘bit obsessed’ in his search for more

Hannah Devlin

03, Jan, 2022 @10:53 AM

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Fossil hunter Richard Leakey who showed humans evolved in Africa dies at 77
Kenyan conservationist found oldest near-complete human skeleton in 1984, dating from 1.5m years ago

Jane Clinton

02, Jan, 2022 @9:47 PM

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