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A team of researchers have discovered that a 505 million-year-old fossil is actually an ancient relative to humans.
An international team of researchers led by Brown University has shed some new light on whether the winged dinosaur Archaeopteryx could fly.
A small fish crawling on stumpy limbs from a shrinking desert pond is an icon of can-do spirit, emblematic of a leading theory for the evolutionary transition between fish and amphibians.
Researchers have revealed that the African lungfish can use its thin pelvic limbs to propel itself forward.
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The Academy of Natural Sciences today announced the discovery of a new species of large predatory fish that prowled ancient North American waterways during the Devonian Period, before backboned animals existed on land.
New analysis of two-million-year-old hominid bones found in South Africa provide the clearest evidence of evolution’s first major step toward modern humans.
According to a new study, the first ancestor of modern humans to master the art of cooking was homo erectus.
A fossilized arched foot bone recovered from Ethiopia shows that our human ancestors walked upright over 3 million years ago.
A new form of X-ray imaging technology and a nearly 100 million year old fossil have helped researchers gain a better understanding of how snakes lost their legs through evolution.
Hyracotherium (Hyracotherium leporine), was once considered to be the earliest known member of the horse family. Now, though, it is considered to be part of the perissodactyl family related to both horses and brontotheres. Hyracotherium was a dog-sized perissodactyl ungulate that lived in the Northern Hemisphere, with species ranging throughout Asia, Europe, and North America during the Early to Mid Eocene, about 60 to 45 million years ago. The first fossils of this animal were found in...
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