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  1. News - World - PALAEONTOLOGY

    Ancient fossil, Archicebus achilles, key link in chain leading to apes, man

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by McClatchy-Tribune

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles Mouse-sized creature that roamed what’s now China offers clues to evolutionary step Ancient primate crucial link to man A 55-million-year-old fossil of a mouse-sized primate with a human-like face has been identified as a ...

  2. News - China - SCIENCE

    Oldest-ever tiny primate discovered in China’s Hubei province

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 09:50am by AFP

    ... that the fossil had been found in China. Asia was a place of riotous biodiversity in the Eocene and very likely produced the first primates, he said. “Recent palaeontological advances have really ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Harcourt Road water pumping station relocation complies with heritage impact assessment

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 03:40am by LETTERS

    ... archaeological or palaeontological significance. A site with heritage significance can be adequately protected under the current law. In addition, a heritage impact assessment mechanism has been ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, June 16, 2013

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Clue to abdominal muscles in ancient fish Palaeontologists have made the surprising evolutionary discovery that ancient fish may have had abdominal muscles, previously thought to have only developed in land animals. Researchers mapping the oldest fossilis ...

  5. News - World - SMUGGLING

    US sentences million-dollar-dinosaur trafficker to three months in prison

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 09:39am by AP

    ... of Mongolia. Prokopi also said he hoped to repair any damage to the field of palaeontology caused by his case. Defence lawyer Georges Lederman had asked the judge to spare Prokopi from prison, citing ...

  6. News - China

    Fossil fish find in Yunnan fills in evolutionary picture

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 02:38pm by Reuters

    ... with a modern jaw, including a dentary bone found in humans. This “finally solves an age-old problem about the origin of modern fishes,” said John Long, a professor in palaeontology at Flinders ... as “the most exciting news in palaeontology since Archaeopteryx or Lucy”, referring to two fossil discoveries that are crucial to our understanding of the evolution of birds and humans. “Nature” ...

  7. News - China - PALAEONTOLOGY

    Jurassic Period fossils found in Liaoning province open door to past

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 05:51am by Reuters

    ... in the Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology, they said the plant and animal fossils collectively represent a distinct ecological grouping- or biota- of life forms that existed alongside one another. ... Palaeontology and Palaeoanthropology in Beijing, who led the research, said. "It is a time when a lot of interesting things are happening," palaeontologist David Hone, of Queen Mary University ...

  8. News - World - EVOLUTION

    New Zealand’s Kiwi may be relative of the emu of Australia

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 09:16pm by AFP

    ... Zealand." Worthy said it was not uncommon for birds to "jump" from Australia to New Zealand. He said the research, published by the Society of Avian Palaeontology and Evolution, ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Jurassic spark: Is there a future in dinosaur cloning?

    Posted Sep 01st 2013, 12:00am

    ... the number of lawyers it would take to feed a Tyrannosaurus rex for a year). And, it has to be said, palaeontologists at the time were largely delighted with the film. “Most people in palaeontology ... previously. But that was 20 years ago (to celebrate the anniversary, Universal Pictures has just re-released the film in 3D) and palaeontology has come on leaps and bounds in the intervening period. ...

  10. News - World - PALAEONTOLOGY

    As a wide as a small plane: fossil bird with 6.4 metre wingspan unearthed

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 10:47pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Giant bird had wingspan of small plane Fossilised bones uncovered in the US state of South Carolina belonged to the largest flying bird in history, with a wingspan of 6.4 metres, equal to that of a very small plane, a ne ...




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