Category Archives: Paleontology

Fossils Help Rev Hard-Hit Newfoundland Fishing Area : NPR

http://www.npr.org/2011/10/04/141044355/fossils-help-rev-hard-hit-newfoundland-fishing-area Guy Narbonne, a paleontologist at Queen’s University in Ontario, inspects a fossil at the Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve in Newfoundland. It is filled with half-a-billion-year-old treasures like this one.

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Cache in Chinese Mountain Reveals 20,000 Prehistoric Fossils – Yahoo! News

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20101222/sc_livescience/cacheinchinesemountainreveals20000prehistoricfossils A giant cache of nearly 20,000 fossil reptiles, shellfish and a host of other prehistoric creatures unearthed from a mountain in China is now revealing how life recovered after the most devastating mass extinction on Earth. This research could … Continue reading

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http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/05/science/05dino.html Until last week, paleontologists could offer no clear-cut evidence for the color of dinosaurs. Then researchers provided evidence that a dinosaur called Sinosauropteryx had a white-and-ginger striped tail. And now a team of paleontologists has published a full-body portrait … Continue reading

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Fossil Find Challenges Theories on T. Rex – NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/18/science/18dinosaur.html?_r=1 Paleontologists said Thursday that they had discovered what amounted to a miniature prototype of Tyrannosaurus rex, complete with the oversize head, powerful jaws, long legs — and, as every schoolchild knows, puny arms — that were hallmarks of the … Continue reading

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Dinosaur Dance Floor: Numerous Tracks at Jurassic Oasis on Arizona-Utah Border

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/10/081020093414.htm University of Utah geologists identified an amazing concentration of dinosaur footprints that they call “a dinosaur dance floor,” located in a wilderness on the Arizona-Utah border where there was a sandy desert oasis 190 million years ago. The three-quarter-acre … Continue reading

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FossilFlowers.org Home

http://www.fossilflowers.org/ A big-ass paleobotany site outta Cornell. Don’t be stuffing angiosperms down yer britches and thank the nice man for the visit…

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Heliobatis radians Stingray Fossil

http://www.fossilmuseum.net/Fossil_Galleries/Green_River_Formation_Fish/Heliobatis_radians/Heliobatis_radians.htm From the Green River formation in Wyoming, this is a male Heliobatis radians (Order: Rajiformes; Family: Dasyatidae), at once a rare and highly sought species, and the only species of ray from this formation. The preservation is superb and … Continue reading

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