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Scientists create first 3D skull reconstruction of tetrapod from 360 million years ago

A tetrapod which reached land around 360 million years ago has been likened to a modern crocodile by scientists who have used software techniques to scan its bones.

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New species of extinct British marine reptile emerges from Doncaster Museum storeroom

A new type of ichthyosaur, an extinct marine reptile which was alive during the time of the dinosaurs, has been identified from a fossil found on Dorset’s Jurassic coast.

Experts say skull from South America shows largest rodent ever to have lived used teeth like tusks

Scientists and archaeologists carrying out CT scans on the Josephoartigasia monesi say the buffalo-sized rodent used its incisors to dig and defend itself.

Huge T-rex moved outside museum after sculptor's A1 lorry trip

A model dinosaur sculpture used in a primordial-themed college ball has been moved to the oldesst geological museum - Cambridge's Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences.

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Protests grow as Natural History Museum says Dippy the Diplodocus move "important and necessary"

Protests grow as Dippy the dinosaur, which became the first full sauropod skeleton to go on public display in 1905, is to be removed from the Natural History Museum entrance hall.

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Natural History Museum's Dippy the Diplodocus to make way for Blue Whale

The vast skeleton of a blue whale is to replace Dippy the Diplodocus as the welcoming specimen at the Natural History Museum.

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Scientists discover new species of "uniquely Scottish" boat-sized Jurassic reptile on Isle of Skye

Scientists hope to find out more about Scotland during the age of dinosaurs and huge marine reptiles after naming an ichthyosaur after the man who found it more than 50 years ago.

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