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Elephant-sized proto-mammal discovered in Poland

Elephant-sized proto-mammal discovered in Poland

The creature known as Lisowicia bojani was revealed by researchers this week. This is an ancient animal in the synapsids group - they eventually evolved into mammals. This is a new link in the ever-changing story of our ancestral Earthbound beings, here providing proof of a larger sect of synapsids, generally thought to be tiny in stature in the Triassic age. This creature is one of the last synapsids that ever walked the earth - and one of the largest for its time.

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New dinosaur feathers discovered on pterosaurs

New dinosaur feathers discovered on pterosaurs

New evidence was discovered that suggests feathers started appearing on animals around 70 million years earlier than previously suspected. Two anurognathid pterosaurs were studied by a group of paleontologists and research was published this week on their findings. This little monster was previously known to have at least a little bit of fur covering its body - now it would seem that it had four different sorts of feathers, too!

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Giant shark teeth found near Dinosaur Cove, Australia

Giant shark teeth found near Dinosaur Cove, Australia

Australians understand living among animals - they've got more than their fair share of wild creatures across the continent. But when it comes to giant shark teeth, there's not exactly one big abundance. A schoolteacher from Victoria by the name of Philip Mullaly was on a fossil hunt in a region called Dinosaur Cove when he happened upon a rare find.

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Flashy and fiercely armored, new dinosaur shakes up old theories

Flashy and fiercely armored, new dinosaur shakes up old theories

When your fellow dinosaurs have big teeth and even bigger appetites, what's a herbivore to do but develop some seriously impressive natural armor. That's the case with Akainacephalus johnsoni, a freshly-identified dinosaur the remains of which were extracted from a cache of ancient bones in Utah.

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Jurassic World Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate LEGO Review

Jurassic World Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate LEGO Review

Look upon this mighty work of LEGO artwork and despair! For this is a licensed movie LEGO set, and it probably won't be released more than once! This is the LEGO Jurassic World set 75930, Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate. It's made for the release of Jurassic World, and depicts a scene heavily featured in the last preview trailers before the release of the film. In this set you'll find no less than 3 (three) dinosaurs with which you can terrorize your minifigures, and have oh-so-very-much fun.

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That mystery dinosaur sold at the Eiffel Tower

That mystery dinosaur sold at the Eiffel Tower

Someone just bought a bunch of bones at the Eiffel Tower, and we don't yet know what the creature's called. It's a dinosaur, to be sure, but the exact species is not yet set in stone, as it were. The bones were discovered on private land in Wyoming, in the United States, and the bones haven't yet been in possession of any public or governmental entity. The skeleton is presumed to be a near-complete set of bones from a single dinosaur, and it's been put up for auction this month in Paris.

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Prehistoric dandruff found on tiny fossilized dinosaur

Prehistoric dandruff found on tiny fossilized dinosaur

Researchers have discovered prehistoric dandruff in the fossil of a microraptor, a type of tiny dinosaur that was about the size of a crow and feasted on meat. This is officially the oldest instance of skin flakes discovered thus far, bits joined by similar preserved dandruff found on the fossilized remains of a primitive bird and two other feathered dinosaurs.

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Jurassic World Alive APK download live (Pokemon GO for dinosaurs)

Jurassic World Alive APK download live (Pokemon GO for dinosaurs)

Today Jurassic World Alive went live - and it seems like it doesn't matter who you are, you can play. This game was made much in the same way the game Pokemon GO came about. It's based on Google Maps, using the smartphone of the user as an avatar to move around the world - and capture Dino DNA.

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Utah tourists keep throwing dinosaur footprints into a lake

Utah tourists keep throwing dinosaur footprints into a lake

Utah's Red Fleet State Park near Salt Lake City has a big problem: visitors keep accidentally destroying precious dinosaur tracks. The tracks are imprinted in sandstone, which visitors keep prying up to chuck into a nearby reservoir. At least ten notable prints have disappeared in only six months due to visitors' actions, many of which may be gone forever.

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The new biggest marine reptile ever found

The new biggest marine reptile ever found

As of this latest discovery, the ichthyosaur is the largest marine reptile ever discovered. At the time of this specific creature's initial discovery, just one bone was found. This isn't the first ichthyosaur found, but it is by far the largest.

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50 huge dinosaur footprints from Middle Jurassic found in Scotland

50 huge dinosaur footprints from Middle Jurassic found in Scotland

Researchers have discovered a cache of massive dinosaur footprints in Scotland, ones that date back to the Mid-Jurassic period. About 50 footprints in total were found, each helping reveal information about that time period. Researchers with the University of Edinburgh say the discovery is very important due to the relative lack of Middle Jurassic period evidence.

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Extinct animals in zoos: How real is Jurassic World today?

Extinct animals in zoos: How real is Jurassic World today?

Today we're exploring a bit of research on a future in which extinct animals could be cloned for scientific and entertainment purposes. Two researchers from the University of Central Lancashire explored three scenarios and/or purposes for which cloned rare or extinct animals might exist. The possibilities are endless, of course, but just beyond the plausibility of cloning rare animals - a real possibility - comes the planning stages for how they must be treated.

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