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When penguins ruled after dinosaurs died

Chatham Island provides missing link in evolution.

10 Dec 2019 Palaeontologia Electronica

Four-hundred-eighty-million-year-old fossils reveal sea lilies’ ancient roots

New fossil animal named after the goddess Athena shows how sea lilies' arms evolved.

9 Dec 2019 Journal of Paleontology

New early Cretaceous mammal fossils bridge a transitional gap in ear’s evolution

Fossils of a previously unknown species of Early Cretaceous mammal have caught in the act the final steps by which mammals' multi-boned middle ears evolved, according to a new study.

5 Dec 2019 Science

Dull teeth, long skulls, specialized bites evolved in unrelated plant-eating dinosaurs

Herbivorous dinosaurs came in all shapes and sizes.

5 Dec 2019 Current Biology

Untangling the branches in the mammal tree of life

Researchers at Yale University unveil a complete overhaul of the way species data is brought together and analyzed to construct an evolutionary tree of life for mammals.

4 Dec 2019 PLOS Biology

Long-distance timber trade underpinned the Roman Empire’s construction

The twenty-four oak timber planks (Quercus species) analyzed in this study were excavated during Metro construction in Rome during 2014-2016.

4 Dec 2019 PLOS ONE

Justinianic plague not a landmark pandemic?

Researchers now have a clearer picture of the impact of the first plague pandemic, the Justinianic Plague, which lasted from about 541-750 CE.

2 Dec 2019 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

New Cretaceous mammal with a new middle Ear

The new mammal, Jeholbaatar kielanae, has a middle ear that is distinct from those of its relatives.

28 Nov 2019 Nature

Adelphi, OHIO researchers determine dinosaur replaced teeth as fast as sharks

Research showed some predatory dinosaurs replaced teeth every 2 months.

27 Nov 2019 PLOS ONE

Beads made from ostrich eggshell track cultural change in ancient Africa

Study finds correlation between bead size and herding practices in ancient African cultures.

27 Nov 2019 PLOS ONE

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