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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.

3 hours ago 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

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

Unique sledge dogs helped the Inuit thrive in the North American Arctic

Experts had thought the Inuit used dogs to pull sledges, and this is the first study which shows they introduced a new dog population to the region to do this.

27 Nov 2019 Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Fossils reveal swimming patterns of long extinct cephalopod

An upcoming presentation features research on the swimming patterns of cephalopods that lived more than 65 million years ago.

25 Nov 2019 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamic

An ancient snake’s cheekbone sheds light on evolution of modern snake skulls

100-million-year old legged snake fossil provides critical insight into how the heads of modern snakes evolved.

20 Nov 2019 Science Advances

Early DNA lineages shed light on the diverse origins of the contemporary population

Early DNA lineages from Finland shed light on the diverse origins of the contemporary population.

15 Nov 2019 Scientific Reports

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