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New reptile species were one of the largest animals ever to fly

A recent study by Queen Mary University in London has shown that a newly identified pterosaur species is one of the largest animals ever to fly. Azhdarchid pterosaurs have been known since 1972 from the upper Campanian deposits in Alberta, Canada. Its remains were discovered 30 years ago in Alberta, Canada, but paleontologists had assumed that they belonged to a …

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New dinosaur species found: Kamuysaurus japonicus – a herbivorous hadrosaur – was discovered in Japan

A new species of dinosaur has been discovered in Japan, and it is the largest dinosaur skeleton ever found in the country. Researchers believe the bones help explain the origin and evolution of dinosaurs in the region. The dinosaur is a completely new genus and species of the herbivorous hadrosaur, which roamed the earth more than 65 million years ago …

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New dinosaur species found: Kamuysaurus japonicus – a herbivorous hadrosaur – was discovered in Japan

A new species of dinosaur has been discovered in Japan, and it is the largest dinosaur skeleton ever found in the country. Researchers believe the bones help explain the origin and evolution of dinosaurs in the region. The dinosaur is a completely new genus and species of the herbivorous hadrosaur, which roamed the earth more than 65 million years ago …

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Invasive new species are here to stay

Commands of Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., remove tumbleweeds from a residential area in Clovis, N.M., 2014. Photo credit: US Air Force / Senior Airman Ericka Engblom A new breed of giant tumbleweed predicted to die will not only stay here, but probably expand its territory. The species, Salsola ryanii is significantly larger than any of their parent plants, which …

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New 168 million year old Stegosaurus species discovered by scientists

British scientists have discovered a new Stegosaurus species that is considered the oldest of its kind. The remains of the armored dinosaur, from whose spine protruded unique plate-shaped bones, were investigated by a group from the British Natural History Museum. According to the museum, they belong to a new genus that dates back to about 168 million years ago or …

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Giant penguins added to New Zealand's extinct species list

From fossils found in Waipara, North Canterbury, a new giant penguin species has been identified that is about 1.6 meters high. The discovery of Crossvallia waiparensis a Paleocene monster penguin (66 to 56 million years ago) adds to the list of gigantic but extinct New Zealand fauna. These include the largest parrot in the world, a giant eagle, a giant …

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Researchers discover new species of reptiles from the Triassic

Midwestern University researchers recently discovered a new Triassic species in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. In a report published this week in Scientific Reports researchers described Clevosaurus Hadroprodon, a new reptile species discovered in Brazil. The species fossils include pine and skull bones. They were collected from Triassic rocks, which are between 237 and 228 million …

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