Fossils

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  1. Fossils

    New fossils bring the wide world of pterosaurs to life

    The latest clues from fossils hint at where these flying reptiles came from, how they evolved, what they ate and more.

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  2. Fossils

    This bizarre ancient predator snagged soft prey

    Scientists are rethinking how this extinct creature used the spiky limbs sticking out of its face to hunt.

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  3. Animals

    Megalodons may have become megahunters by running hot

    O. megalodon sharks were warm-blooded mega-predators. But when food sources dwindled, colder-blooded sharks may have had an evolutionary edge.

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  4. Fossils

    T. rex may have hidden its teeth behind lips

    Dinosaurs like Tyrannosaurus have long been portrayed with their big teeth bared. But new research suggests this wasn’t so.

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  5. Fossils

    This ancient bird rocked a head like a T. rex

    This bird from 120 million years ago had a head like a dinosaur and a body more like today’s birds.

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  6. Fossils

    Ancient jellyfish? Upside down this one looks like something else

    A new look at an ancient sea animal called Essexella suggests it may have been a type of burrowing sea anemone, not a floating jelly.

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  7. Fossils

    Ocean life may have bounced back after the ‘Great Dying’

    Marine ecosystems may have been back in action just a million years after the most severe extinction event known.

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  8. Fossils

    An ancient ichthyosaur graveyard may have been a breeding ground

    Some 230 million years ago, huge dolphin-like reptiles appear to have gathered to breed in safe waters, just as many whales do today.

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  9. Fossils

    Armored dinos may have used tail clubs to bash each other

    Broken spikes on a fossil dino’s sides are consistent with the armored beast having received a mighty blow from another ankylosaur’s tail club.

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