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Fossils of the Common Ancestor of Scorpions, Spiders and Horseshoe Crabs Discovered in a Moroccan Site

Modern scorpions, spiders, and horseshoe crabs belong to a vast family of arthropods that first appeared on Earth around 540 million years ago. More specifically, they are part of a subgroup known as chelicerates, which are characterized by their pincer-like appendages used for feeding, dragging prey, or injecting venom. Identifying the ancient ancestors of this […]

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Paleontologists Find the Fossil of a Giant Dolphin from 16 Million Years Ago in Amazonia

Discovering the Largest Fossil River Dolphin in the Amazonian Basin In the vast and enigmatic Amazon rainforest, a team of international researchers has made a remarkable discovery that sheds new light on the ancient aquatic life that once thrived in this region. The team, led by the University of Zurich (UZH), has uncovered the largest […]

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Paleontologists Discover 240-Million-Year-Old “Chinese Dragon”

Scientists have unveiled a remarkably complete fossil of a specialized reptile named Dinocephalosaurus that swam the oceans 240 million years ago during the Triassic Period. This bizarre creature measured over 16 feet long and boasted an extremely elongated neck containing 32 individual vertebrae – more than any other known species from the Triassic. This enabled […]

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A 15-million-year-old Jawbone Found in Madrid Belongs to a Previously Unknown Feline Species

A team of paleontologists from the National Museum of Natural Sciences has just described a new feline species that lived in Madrid around 15.5 million years ago, in the Middle Miocene. They have named the new genus and species as Magerifelis peignei. This discovery is crucial for understanding the evolution of felines, as it represents […]

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The Silurian Hypothesis: Would it be possible to detect an advanced civilization in the geological record?

If an industrialized civilization had existed on Earth millions of years before our era, what traces would it have left, and could they be detectable today? That is the astounding premise that led Adam Frank, an astrophysicist at the University of Rochester, and Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute, to write an article in […]

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Newly Discovered Fossils Help Reveal Map of Ancient Supercontinent

Scientists have uncovered 10 species of ancient sea creatures called trilobites that were hidden for 490 million years in an underexplored area of Thailand. These fossils may provide missing pieces to the puzzle of what the world looked like long ago. Trilobites are extinct marine animals that had crescent-shaped heads and breathed through their legs. […]