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2009-05-28 10:28:26

Norwegian paleontologist Jorn Hurum says he paid nearly $750,000 for Ida the fossil, which he suspects is an evolutionary missing link. Hurum said he had no regrets regarding his purchase of the controversial fossil from an amateur collector, who had kept the fossil in a basement for 25 years since it was initially discovered in Germany in 1983, The Times of London said Thursday. It's the only near-complete fossil primate ever found.

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2009-05-19 15:10:00

The remarkably preserved fossil remains of a lemur-like, 47-million-year-old creature was unveiled amid great fanfare at the American Museum of Natural History in New York on Tuesday.

2009-05-19 11:10:00

47 Million Year Old Primate Fossil Set to Revolutionize Understanding of Human Evolution -- HISTORY SPECIAL DOCUMENTING DISCOVERY TO AIR MAY 25 AT 9PM ET/PT -- NEW YORK, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- HISTORY, together with the University of Oslo and the Senckenberg Research Institute, today reveal a landmark scientific find: the 47 million year old fossilized remains of a primate.

2009-03-17 10:42:00

HISTORY(TM) UNVEILS THE DISCOVERY OF One of the Largest OCEAN PREDATORS Ever Found, PREDATOR X 2-hour Special to premiere on Sunday, March 29 @ 8pm ET/PT Once-in-a-Lifetime Find in the Arctic Reveals a New Species - A Giant Jurassic-Age Pliosaur Estimated at 50 Feet Long...and 150 Million Years Old NEW YORK, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- On the remote archipelago of Svalbard, just 800 miles from the North Pole, a team of paleontologists has made a remarkable discovery.

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2008-02-27 00:05:00

Scientists from the University of Oslo announced their discovery of a fossilized, 150 million-year-old sea monster on Spitspergen, in the Arctic island chain of Svalbard. The 50 ft. sea reptile, nicknamed "The Monster", is the biggest on record.


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obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
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