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Brain Structure Provides Key To Unraveling Function Of Bizarre Dinosaur Crests
Paleontologists have long debated the function of the strange, bony crests on the heads of the duck-billed dinosaurs known as lambeosaurs.

Date: 15 Sep 2009, Rating: not rated

Latest In Technology Looks Into Some Old Bones
Many of us have broken bones in our bodies at one time or another, and when this happens a healing process begins.

Date: 15 Sep 2009, Rating: 4.00

Preserved Shark Fossil Adds Evidence To Great White's Origins
A new University of Florida study could help resolve a long-standing debate in shark paleontology: From which line of species did the modern great white shark evolve?

Date: 15 Sep 2009, Rating: 3.67

Ancient Wounds Reveal Triceratops Battles
Battle scars on the skulls of Triceratops preserve rare evidence of Cretaceous-era combat.

Date: 15 Sep 2009, Rating: 5.00

Texas State Dinosaur Facing Name Change: Case Of Mistaken Dino-identity
The official State Dinosaur of Texas is up for a new name, based on Southern Methodist University research that proved the titleholder has been misidentified.

Date: 15 Sep 2009, Rating: not rated

Early Whales Gave Birth On Land, Fossil Find Reveals
Two newly described fossil whales---a pregnant female and a male of the same species--reveal how primitive whales gave birth and provide new insights into how whales made the transition from land to sea.

Date: 15 Sep 2009, Rating: 5.00

Fossil Teeth Of Three-toed Browsing Horse Found In Panama Canal Earthworks
Rushing to salvage fossils from the Panama Canal earthworks, Aldo Rincon, paleontology intern at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, unearthed a set of fossil teeth

Date: 15 Sep 2009, Rating: 1.00

The earliest annelids: Lower Cambrian polychaetes
Apart from the Phyllopod Bed of the Burgess Shale (Middle Cambrian) polychaete annelids are practically unknown from any of the Cambrian Lagerst??tten.

Date: 26 Mar 2008, Rating: 3.67, 11 pages

A new dragonfly family from the Upper Cretaceous of France
The new aeshnopteran family Enigmaeshnidae is proposed for Enigmaeshna deprei gen. et sp. nov., the first fossil insect collected as imprint in the Earliest Cenomanian clay of the Puy???Puy quarry at Tonnay???Charente

Date: 25 Mar 2008, Rating: 1.00, 7 pages

Velociraptor had feathers
Finding by American Museum of Natural History paleontologists shows even large dinosaurs may have been feathered

Date: 8 Mar 2008, Rating: 2.00

Toothy dinosaur newest to come out of southern Utah
The newest dinosaur species to emerge from Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument had some serious bite

Date: 8 Mar 2008, Rating: 2.50

Fossil record reveals elusive jellyfish more than 500 million years old
Using recently discovered "fossil snapshots" found in rocks more than 500 million years old, three University of Kansas researchers have described the oldest definitive jellyfish ever found.

Date: 8 Mar 2008, Rating: 5.00

Student identifies enormous new dinosaur
Remains of one of the largest meat-eating dinosaurs ever found, recognized as new species by a student

Date: 8 Mar 2008, Rating: not rated

New dinosaur from Mexico offers insights into ancient life on West America
A new species of dinosaur unearthed in Mexico is giving scientists fresh insights into the ancient history of western North America

Date: 8 Mar 2008, Rating: not rated

The oldest fossil record of the extant penguin genus Spheniscus—a new species from the Miocene of Peru
Described here is a partial postcranial skeleton and additional disarticulated but associated bones of the new fossil penguin Spheniscus muizoni sp. nov.

Date: 19 Sep 2007, Rating: 3.00, 8 pages

Microconchid tubeworms from the Jurassic of England and France
The Bajocian tubeworm Spirorbis midfordensis, previously regarded as a spirorbid polychaete, is reinterpreted as a microconchid and assigned to Punctaconchus gen. nov. along with two new species

Date: 19 Sep 2007, Rating: not rated, 8 pages

Abundance and distribution of Lithophaga (Mytilidae) in extant and fossil oysters: taphonomic and paleobiological implications
In this study the authors analyze the abundance and distribution patterns of Lithophaga patagonica

Date: 17 Sep 2007, Rating: 1.00, 8 pages

The Triassic Insect Fauna from Argentina. Blattoptera from the Los Rastros Formation (Bermejo Basin), La Rioja Province
This contribution describes new fossil insect taxa from the Los Rastros Formation (early Late Triassic), La Rioja Province (Argentina).

Date: 17 Sep 2007, Rating: 2.67, 5 pages

Maastrichtian and Danian species of Turkostreini (Ostreidae, Crassostreinae) from the Neuquén Basin, Argentina
Record reveals that the two genera involved have a history that reaches back into the Late Cretaceous in northern Patagonia.

Date: 17 Sep 2007, Rating: not rated, 7 pages

Description of a sauropod dinosaur braincase (Titanosauridae) from the Late Cretaceous Rio Colorado Subgroup, Patagonia
Here the authors describe a new braincase (MUCPv-334) that was recovered from reddish sandstones of the Rio Colorado Subgroup...

Date: 17 Sep 2007, Rating: 1.33, 6 pages