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Dinosaurs could swim

Dinosaurs could swim Dinosaurs could swim mongabay.com May 24, 2007 Researchers found evidence that terrestrial dinosaurs were capable of swimming. Examining fossilized footmarks left on the floor of an ancient…

World’s first rainforest found in Illinois

World's first rainforest found in Illinois World's first rainforest found in Illinois mongabay.com April 23, 2007 Earth's first rainforest has been found in an Illinois coalmine, according to research published…

First amphibians were biters not suckers

First amphibians were biters not suckers First amphibians were biters not suckers mongabay.com April 16, 2007 Prehistoric aquatic amphibians developed the ability to feed on land well before they became…

Evolutionary precursor to snake discovered

Evolutionary precursor to snake discovered Evolutionary precursor to snake discovered Fossil discovery marks earliest record of limbloss in ancient lizard By Phoebe Dey, University of Alberta March 23, 2007 A…

Prehistoric spiky freakshow discovered in rock

Prehistoric spiky freakshow discovered in rock Prehistoric spiky freakshow discovered in rock mongabay.com March 2, 2007 (top) Reconstruction of O. reburrus by M. Collins. The precise arrangement of the anterior…

Early dinosaur flew like a biplane

Early dinosaur flew like a biplane Early dinosaur flew like a biplane mongabay.com January 23, 2007 Reanalysis of fossil remains suggests that the earliest flying dinosaurs used two sets of…

Mammals may have flown before birds

Mammals may have flown before birds, new fossil discovery suggests Mammals may have flown before birds mongabay.com December 13, 2006 Mammals may have flown before birds according to a fossil…

‘Loch Ness Monster’ found in Antarctica

'Loch Ness Monster' found in Antarctica 'Loch Ness Monster' found in Antarctica mongabay.com December 11, 2006 Paleontologists found a well-preserved fossil skeleton of a juvenile plesiosaur in Antarctica. Cryptozoologists say…

Ancient sea monster found in Montana

Ancient sea monster found in Montana Ancient sea monster found in Montana By Evelyn Boswell MSU News Service November 3, 2006 A fossil-hunting trip to celebrate a son's homecoming resulted…

Birds evolved from gliding four-legged dinosaurs

Birds evolved from gliding four-legged dinosaurs Birds evolved from gliding four-legged dinosaurs mongabay.com September 22, 2006 Birds may have evolved from gliding four-legged dinosaurs according to new research by a…