Giant 'toothed' birds flew over Antarctica 40 million to 50 million years ago

Paleontologists have discovered fossil remains belonging to an enormous 'toothed' bird that lived for a period of about 60 million years after dinosaurs.

Peter A. Kloess, Doctoral Candidate, Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley • conversation
Oct. 27, 2020 ~7 min

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Reptiles: one in three species traded online – and 75% aren't protected by international law

Reptiles are consistently overlooked by regulators of the trade in wildlife, but many face extinction in the wild.

Tanya Wyatt, Professor of Criminology, Northumbria University, Newcastle • conversation
Sept. 29, 2020 ~5 min

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Mystery solved: Odd, giraffe-necked reptile lived in water

Researchers may have finally solved the mystery of where Tanystropheus, a bizarre reptile with a giraffe-like neck that lived 242 million years ago, lived.

U. Zurich • futurity
Aug. 12, 2020 ~6 min

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Museum fossils reveal new dolphin-ish reptile

Scientists have identified a new species of tuna-shaped reptiles called ichthyosaurs, one called Hauffiopteryx altera.

Frederique Mazerolle-McGill • futurity
July 20, 2020 ~3 min

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Mystery egg likely belonged to giant sea reptile, scientists say

The football-like fossil has puzzled scientists since it was found in Antarctica almost a decade ago.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 17, 2020 ~2 min

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Ancient crocs walked on two legs the size of ours

Fossil footprints in what is now South Korea are evidence that some species of ancient crocodiles walked on two feet.

U. Queensland • futurity
June 11, 2020 ~4 min

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Ancient reptile had tough tooth enamel like a mammal

A reptile from the Late Cretaceous had unusual tooth enamel, report researchers. "Priosphenodon has the strangest teeth I have personally ever seen."

Frederique Mazerolle-McGill • futurity
May 20, 2020 ~4 min

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Ancient reptile had tough tooth enamel like a mammal

A reptile from the Late Cretaceous had unusual tooth enamel, report researchers. "Priosphenodon has the strangest teeth I have personally ever seen."

Frederique Mazerolle-McGill • futurity
May 20, 2020 ~4 min

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Elaphrosaur: Rare dinosaur identified in Australia

The elaphrosaur roamed Australia 110 million years ago and was related to the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
May 18, 2020 ~2 min

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