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Articles on Paleozoology -- the paleobiology of fauna, both vertebrates and invertebrates

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Paleontologists Study A Remarkably Well-preserved Baby Siberian Mammoth
University of Michigan paleontologist returned from Siberia where he spent a week as part of a six-member international team that examined the frozen, nearly intact remains of a 4-month-old female woolly mammoth.

Date: 11 Sep 2007, Rating: not rated

Feeding Habits Of Flying Reptiles Uncovered
Scientists at the University of Sheffield, collaborating with colleagues at the Universities of Portsmouth and Reading, have taken a step back in time and provided a new insight into the lifestyle of a prehistoric flying reptile.

Date: 11 Sep 2007, Rating: 1.00

Fossil Fish Jaws Give Information On Our Own Remote Ancestors
When we lose our milk teeth they are replaced by new permanent teeth growing out in exactly the same positions.

Date: 11 Sep 2007, Rating: 3.00

'Killer kangaroo' evidence found
Palaeontologists digging in northern Australia have found fossil evidence of several new species - including a "killer kangaroo".

Date: 18 Jul 2006, Rating: 3.00

Newfound Ancient Beast Dubbed Godzilla
A newfound ancient sea creature looks to be part crocodile, part T. rex, and 100 percent terrifying.

Date: 18 Jul 2006, Rating: 5.33

'Fossil' rock rat pictured alive
Images have been obtained of a live Laotian rock rat, the animal science now believes to be the sole survivor of an ancient group of rodents.

Date: 18 Jul 2006, Rating: 2.33

Geologists Find First Clue To Tyrannosaurus Rex Gender In Bone Tissue
Paleontologists say that T. rex fossil from Montana is that of a young female. The proof they say is in the bones.

Date: 18 Jul 2006, Rating: 4.33

Dinosaur Fossils Predict Body Temperatures
The study suggests that dinosaurs were reptiles that exhibited inertial hmomeothermy based on the results.

Date: 18 Jul 2006, Rating: 1.00, 7 pages

Dinosaurs In Bullet-proof Vests
Their armour was perfect; even their eyelids consisted of plates of bone. What are known as ankylosauruses are among the best armoured animals known to us

Date: 18 Jul 2006, Rating: not rated

"Mummified" Dinosaur Discovered In Montana
Leonardo, a mummified, 77-million-year-old duck-billed dinosaur was only about three or four years old when he died, but he's proving to be a bonanza for paleontologists today.

Date: 18 Jul 2006, Rating: 5.67

Long-Necked Sea Reptiles Had Unexpected Diet, Fossils Show
The fossilized last meals of two giant marine reptiles show the ancient animals used their long necks to trawl for clams, snails, and crabs along the seabed, according to a new study.

Date: 18 Jul 2006, Rating: 5.61

Dwarf Dinosaurs Discovered in Germany
Compared to other sauropods—long-necked, small-headed, plant-eaters—a newfound dinosaur species is downright tiny.

Date: 17 Jul 2006, Rating: 2.67

Unexpected Finding: Some Dinosaurs Grew Slower In Hard Times
Paleontologists found that a dinosaur which they have examined was apparently able to vary the speed of its growth according the conditions obtaining in its environment.

Date: 17 Jul 2006, Rating: not rated

Dino-Size Spurt: T. Rex Teens Gained 5 Pounds a Day
Teenagers are known for rapid growth spurts, but some 65 million years ago juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaurs may have outstripped them all.

Date: 17 Jul 2006, Rating: not rated

For Tyrannosaurs, Teen Years Were Murder
If they survived the deadly toddler years, tyrannosaurs apparently had it pretty cushy, at least until they hit dinosaur puberty.

Date: 17 Jul 2006, Rating: not rated

Even T. rex struggled with midlife crisis
Fossil analysis shows many died in teens, just as they hit sexual prime

Date: 17 Jul 2006, Rating: not rated

Dinosaur Fossil Found in Mammal's Stomach
In China, scientists have identified the fossilized remains of a tiny dinosaur in the stomach of a mammal.

Date: 17 Jul 2006, Rating: 6.17

A Brief History of Dinosaurs
Most people think of dinosaurs as big, ferocious and extinct reptiles. That's largely true, but there are some misconceptions.

Date: 17 Jul 2006, Rating: 4.75

Big dinosaurs 'had warmer blood'
The bigger a dinosaur was, the warmer its blood, a study of the big beasts' fossil remains suggests.

Date: 17 Jul 2006, Rating: 10.00

The Biggest Carnivore: Dinosaur History Rewritten
The Age of Dinosaurs ended millions of years ago but paleontologists are still attempting to get a handle on the immense diversity and diverse immensity of these creatures.

Date: 17 Jul 2006, Rating: 4.61