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Experts say new research reveals that the Archaeopteryx, which has long been viewed as the archetypal first bird, was actually a lot less "bird-like" than scientists originally thought.
Among the many surprises associated with the discovery of the oldest known, nearly complete skeleton of a hominid is the finding that this species took its first steps toward bipedalism not on the open, grassy savanna, as generations of scientists â€“ going back to Charles Darwin â€“ hypothesized, but in a wooded landscape.
A U.S. biological anthropologist says he's determined humans did not evolve from apes, but, rather, apes evolved from humans. Kent State University Professor C.
A 17-year investigation into the discovery of the fragile remains of a small "ground ape" discovered in Ethiopia is described today in a special issue of the journal Science.
KENT, Ohio Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Throw out all those posters and books that depict an ape evolving into a human being, says Kent State University Professor of Anthropology Dr. C. Owen Lovejoy.
Nearly everyone can recall the high school textbook illustrations of the planetâ€™s first land-dwelling creatures, ubiquitously represented as comic-looking fish with short, stumpy legs.
Researchers from the Institut CatalÃ de Paleontologia (ICP), from Universitat AutÃ²noma de Barcelona, directed by professor Salvador MoyÃ -SolÃ , publish this week in the prestigious scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA (PNAS) the results of their research regarding the find of a new genus of hominoid primate at els Hostalets de Pierola, l'Anoia.
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.
The fossil record usually shows what adult animals looked like. But the appearance and lifestyle of juvenile animals often differ dramatically from those of the adults.
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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