Dinosaurs & Fossils

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Scientists find new fossilised English species of parasitic tongue worm

An international team of scientists has discovered a new species of fossil in England – and identified it as a 425-million-year-old parasitic intruder.

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"A crucial transformation": Scientists use 500 million-year-old fossilised brain to study evolution of animal heads

Dr Javier Ortega-Hernández, from the University of Cambridge, says a brain from Canada has solved the mystery of how anthropod bodies evolved from soft to hard.

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Penis Worm was a fearsome Cambrian period predator with teeth like a cheese grater, say palaeontologists

A flesh-eating 'Penis Worm' inhabited the earth millions of years before dinosaurs, say scientists delving back into the fossil record from 500 million years ago.

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Dinofest2015 brings the world's leading dinosaur exhibits to museums across Hampshire

As the imminent release of Jurassic Park Four signals a new round of dino-mania, prehistoric creatures are set to invade Hampshire for a monumental year of exhibitions and events in the county's top......

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Huge lobster-like animal filtered seawater for food 480 million years ago, say fossil hunters

Zoologists in Oxford have used 3D remains discovered in Morocco to detail a new type of anomalocaridid - a marine animal family which appeared 520 million years ago before going extinct.

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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.

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