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New duck-billed dinosaur discovered in Mexico

New duck-billed dinosaur discovered in Mexico New duck-billed dinosaur discovered in Mexico mongabay.com February 12, 2008 A previously unknown species of dinosaur has been discovered in Mexico, shadding new light…

Mini-pterodactyl discovered in China

Mini-pterodactyl discovered in China Mini-pterodactyl discovered in China mongabay.com February 11, 2008 Scientists have discovered a previously unknown species of pterodactyl in northeastern China. Life reconstructions of Nemicolopterus crypticus, a…

2,000 pound rodent discovered

2,000 pound rodent discovered 2,000 pound rodent discovered mongabay.com January 16, 2008 Scientists have discovered the remains of an extinct 2,000 pound rodent — the largest rodent ever known. The…

Evolution of whales challenged

Evolution of whales challenged Origin of whales challenged mongabay.com December 19, 2007 Modern whales appear to have evolved from a raccoon-sized creature with the body of a small deer, according…

Prehistoric Carnivorous Fungi Lassoed its Prey

Prehistoric Carnivorous Fungi Lassoed its Prey Prehistoric Carnivorous Fungi Lassoed its Prey mongabay.com December 13, 2007 Scientists have discovered the oldest known carnivorous fungus, according to a study published in…

Massive carnivorous dinosaur discovered

Massive carnivorous dinosaur discovered Massive carnivorous dinosaur discovered mongabay.com December 11, 2007 A massive carnivorous dinosaur discovered in Niger has been described as a new species, according to research published…

Global warming may provoke evolution

Global warming may provoke evolution Global warming may provoke evolution mongabay.com November 26, 2007 Some 80 million years ago, during a period of global warming, a group of relatively immobile…