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The Silvacola acares is a tiny hedgehog species that lived roughly 52-million-years ago, during the Eocene Epoch period. Its fossil remains were recently identified by a University of Colorado Boulder-led team working in British Columbia.
Researchers have discovered the fossilized remains of a giant prehistoric species of camel in the far northern regions of Canada, suggesting that the modern versions of the hoofed creatures are descended from ancestors which lived within the Arctic Circle.
A new study shows the Arctic climate system may be more sensitive to greenhouse warming than previously thought, and that current levels of Earth's atmospheric carbon dioxide may be high enough to bring about significant, irreversible shifts in Arctic ecosystems.
A 24-million-year-old fossil thought to be a missing link in evolution has been discovered in northern Canada, researchers said. Carnegie Museum of Natural History paleontologist Mary Dawson was a member of an international team that found the fossil, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review said Thursday. The find -- reported in Thursday's issue of the journal Nature -- may be the missing link between land carnivores and seals, sea lions and walruses, the newspaper said. San Diego State University...
Scientists from Canada and the US have discovered the skeleton of a previously unknown web-footed carnivore in Canada's Arctic.