Dinosaurs & Fossils

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Largest sauropod dinosaur ever found may be far smaller than thought, say scientists

The most complete giant sauropod dinosaur, found with almost all of its bones intact in Argentina last year, could have weighed as little as half of its estimated 60 tonnes.

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Scientists find soft tissue fossil evidence that could unlock the biology of dinosaurs

Dinosaur fossils held by the Natural History Museum have yielded tantalising evidence of soft tissue and blood according to new research.

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Welsh Dragon: Wales' first carnivorous dinosaur goes on display at National Museum Wales

Wales' first Jurassic meat-eating dinosaur, discovered by fossil hunting brothers on a beach in Penarth, has gone on display at National Museum Wales in Cardiff.

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Scientists in Gloucestershire name new species of prehistoric lizard after Harry Potter curse

Clevosaurus sectumsemper, a new species of prehistoric lizarddiscovered by a Bristol undergraduatem, lived in the late Triassic period at a time when dinosaurs were poised to rule the earth.

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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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