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Columbian mammoths (Mammuthus columbi) may have moved like modern elephants with infants in matriarchal groups. That's according to a team of U.S. paleontologists who analyzed numerous footprints of adult, juvenile and infant mammoths recently found at the Pleistocene locality of Fossil Lake in ...
My dad was part of a group of innovators in paleontology who identified as "paleobiologists"--meaning that they approached their science not as a branch of geology, but rather as the study of the biology and evolution of past life. Since Charles Darwin's time, paleontology--especially the study of the ...

It was named after the university and a founder of its paleontology department. Hesham Sallam, the team's leader, worked with four Egyptian and five American researchers. They wrote a report on the discovery. It was published January 29 in the journal Nature ecology & evolution. Sallam said, now that his ...
paleontologists have discovered a new species of fossil fish from 90 million-year-old (Cretaceous period) deposits in Colombia. A paper reporting this discovery is published in the Journal of Systematic Palaeontology. Candelarhynchus padillai. Image credit: Oksana Vernygora. Dubbed Candelarhynchus ...
Hesham Sallam, leader of the excavation team and head of the university's Center for vertebrate paleontology. ... Named "Mansourasaurus Shahinae" after the team's university and for one of the paleontology department's founders, the find is the only dinosaur from that period to have been discovered in ...
A remarkable tailed arachnid found in the mid-Cretaceous (approximately 100 million years ago) Burmese amber of Myanmar documents a key transition stage in spider evolution. Chimerarachne yingi resembles a spider in having fangs, male pedipalps, four walking legs and silk-producing spinnerets at ...

Named "Mansourasaurus Shahinae" after the team's university and for one of the paleontology department's founders, the find is the only dinosaur from that period to have been discovered in Africa, and it may even be an undiscovered genus. In the article the authors say the team's findings "counter ...
Named "Mansourasaurus Shahinae" after the team's university and for one of the paleontology department's founders, the find is the only dinosaur from that period to have been discovered in Africa, and it may even be an undiscovered genus. In the article the authors say the team's findings "counter ...
Susan Goldstein has been interested in paleontology since she was a child finding fossils around her home in Ohio. In fourth grade, she found her first fossil in the swimming hole near her house. She brought them to her aunt who identified them as crinoid stems. Goldstein said from then on she was ...
All fourmuseums present visitors with the opportunity to see dinosaur bones and learn all about ancient life and the wacky world of paleontology through informative multimedia exhibits. What's especially neat is that each of the museums makes a point to showcase Texas-specific dinosaurs, so visitors can ...
The team was lucky to acquire the bird for the Dexu Institute of paleontology in Chaozhou, China. Birds in amber can sometimes sell for up to $500,000, putting them beyond the reach of scientists, says Xing, a paleontologist at the China University of Geosciences in Beijing. He estimates that this is only the ...
The 200 million-year-old specimen is only the second known example of Wahlisaurus massarae, a species of ichthyosaur announced recently by a University of Manchester paleontologist. Reconstruction of Wahlisaurus massarae. Image credit: James McKay. Ichthyosaurs were predatory sea-going ...
WASHINGTON -- Ray Stanford was dropping his wife off at work in Maryland in 2012 when he saw an intriguing rock formation. In a paper released Wednesday, scientists are saying his find led to one of the most important discoveries ever in paleontology. Stanford, a dinosaur track expert from the D.C. ...
The scientific name Mansourasaurus shahinae is not only a nod to Mansoura University but also to Mona Shahin, who helped develop the school's vertebrate paleontology initiative. The Mansourasaurus fossils have been moved to the fossil collection at the university, about 75 miles north of Cairo, and will ...
"Mansourasaurus shahinae is a key new dinosaur species, and a critical discovery for Egyptian and African paleontology," said co-author Dr. Eric Gorscak, from the Field Museum. "This dinosaur helps us address longstanding questions about Africa's fossil record and paleobiology -- what animals were ...
Paris - A long-necked dinosaur unearthed in Egypt has yielded the first evidence of contact between African and European dinosaurs shortly before the creatures disappeared for good about 66 million years ago, scientists said Monday. Given a dearth of dinosaur skeletons from Africa, paleontologists ...
Eddie Garcia January 25, 2018 06:05 PM. Albuquerque, N.M. -- Thomas Williamson is the curator of paleontology at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and science. He was recently featured on the PBS show NOVA talking about his work uncovering New Mexico's rich fossil record. Advertisement. The title of the ...

At the same time, the museum's traveling dinosaur exhibits in Asia helped sustain its paleontology program. The series of successful exhibits brought to Bozeman helped make the museum one of the state's top 10 tourist destinations and the most-visited museum in Montana. MOR welcomed a record ...
One of the first stops was Austria, home to a virtual paleontology lab run by Gerhard W. Weber, a paleoanthropologist at the University of Vienna. There scientists were able to assess whether the bone belonged to a modern human or a Neanderthal, which are thought also to have occupied the region ...
"This exhibition illustrates how scientists are using new ideas, new discoveries, and new technologies to revolutionize our understanding of dinosaurs," says Mark A. Norell, curator of Dinosaur Discoveries and Chair and Macaulay Curator of the Division of paleontology at the American Museum of Natural ...
... reported finding such a specimen; it was the first recorded ichthyosaur to have been unearthed! A bit later on in her career, Mary was also accredited with discovering the first specimen of what is now known as Plesiosaurus, another long since extinct sea animal. paleontology owes this young lady a debt ...
University of Michigan Museum of paleontology collections manager Adam Rountrey (left), Earth and environmental sciences undergraduate David ... (center) and paleontology Ph. D. candidate Michael Cherney (right) help guide the Mammoth skull and tusks as they are lowered onto a flatbed trailer.
He also had many hobbies and interests to include archeology, geology, paleontology, wood carving and local history, which he loved to share with anyone who was interested. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, January 19, 2018, at noon in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke ...
"The field of evolutionary development is basically an alternative approach to paleontology," says Yoshinori Tomoyasu, a biologist at Miami University and co-author of the insect wings study published last week in the journal Proceedings of National Academy of science. "We have a huge gap in fossil ...
All of this brings me to my main point, how can museums engage the public and get them interested in science? Well, paleontology is truly a blessed field in this regard, as dinosaurs and other fossils are (in my humble opinion), the coolest, awesomest things around. Truly, paleontologists don't have to work ...
"Aside from making Jurassic ecosystems of 161 million years ago more colorful, Caihong juji is interesting because it has features that are both ancient and modern," said co-lead author Professor Xing Xu, from the Institute of vertebrate paleontology and Paleoanthropology at the Chinese Academy of ...
Irmis is half Chure's age, but he also calls himself a kid who never grew up when it comes to paleontology. His eyes get wider, and he talks faster, as he takes me to another cabinet. He's also interested in this era. "Pretty much any paleontologist you talked to is as excited about it as I am," he says.
"David contributed significantly to Australian paleontology in the lab and field, and tirelessly assisted countless students of paleontology and researchers to achieve their goals." The partial skeleton of Diluvicursor pickeringi was discovered at the 'Eric the Red West' locality of the Eumeralla Formation in ...
The duck-size animal found in China had iridescent plumage all over its head and chest. Picture of. View Images. An artist's depiction of Caihong juji, a species of theropod dinosaur that lived 160 million years ago in what's now northeastern China. Illustration by Velizar Simeonovski, The Field Museum.
He discovered a passion for paleontology when he returned to college at the age of 37. He became an amateur paleontologist who specialized in Mid-Tertiary mammals and late Cretaceous marine fossils, according to his foundation's website. Jones died in 2013 while on a dig in Wyoming, but before his ...
According to VMNH Assistant Curator of paleontology Dr. Alex Hastings, the stegodon cast that will be featured at the museum is 12 feet tall at the hips and about 27 feet long. "Stegodon is really fun because not only is it a nice, giant Ice Age creature, but it's also one that people are maybe not quite as ...
The study of paleontology is vast and exceeds far beyond the preconceived notion that the study is limited to dinosaurs. Explore the world of paleontology with Grand Valley State University's biomedical sciences professor Laura Stroik at the January Science on Tap: Ask a paleontologist event. Stroik will be ...
Kayla Boscia, 10, looks through a microscope at a collection of fossils during a paleontology Camp program at the Falls of the Ohio State Park on Thursday. STAFF PHOTO BY JOSH HICKS. Standalone paleontology Camp-2. Mason Schneider, 10, gets up close and personal with ancient fossils.
"Amazing Dinosaurs From Mongolia" exhibition, sponsored by the Mongolian Academy of sciences Institute of paleontology and geology. From my bench perch on the Hunnu Mall's second floor, I watched visitors circle the full-size dinosaur displays and then follow the decal dinosaur footprints to the ...
Habelia optata, a close relative of the ancestor of modern-day spiders, scorpions and horseshoe crabs, evolved an extremely complex head to hunt and eat shelly animals, according to new research from the University of Toronto, Canada. Artistic reconstruction of Habelia optata. This creature and its ...
In this episode of Spotlight on science, arts and culture writer Frankie Lewis speaks with Win McLaughlin, a Ph.D. Candidate studying vertebrate paleontology at the University of Oregon. The two discuss McLaughlin's latest work in Kyrgyzstan, the mysteries surrounding earth's polarity, her motivations for ...
A detailed analysis of 3.465-billion-year-old microbial microfossils provides evidence to support an increasingly widespread understanding that life in the Universe is common. 3.465-billion-year-old fossil microbes indicate that life in the Universe is common. Image credit: Reimund Bertrams. Professor J.
An international team of paleontologists has found the remains of an unusual prehistoric bear that lived 3.5 million years ago (Pliocene epoch) in Canada's High Arctic. Reconstruction of Protarctos abstrusus in the Beaver Pond site area during the late summer. An extinct beaver, Dipoides, is shown carrying ...
Preserved in 99 million-year-old Burmese amber paleontologists found a tick grasping a dinosaur feather. The discovery, reported in the journal Nature Communications, is remarkable because fossils of blood-feeding parasites directly associated with remains of their host are exceedingly scarce, and the ...
paleontologists have found the fossil remains of a giant prehistoric penguin that lived about 59 to 56 million years ago (Paleocene epoch) in what is now New Zealand. Artististic reconstruction of the Paleocene giant penguin Kumimanu biceae. Image credit: Senckenberg Research Institute. The giant ...
The Society of vertebrate paleontology is suing to defend Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears National Monuments in Utah. They're trying to protect more than 400 research sites, where scientists have found thousands of important fossils--including Diabloceratops, one of the oldest known ...
In this Aug. 15, 2017 photo, paleontologist Ashley Leger shows the skull of a young Columbian mammoth found at the construction site of the Metro Purple Line extension in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles subway system is... (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) More ...
paleontologists have discovered a new species of carnivorous marsupial lion that lived 26 to 18 million years ago (late Oligocene to early Miocene) in Australia's rainforests. Reconstruction of Wakaleo schouteni challenging the thylacinid Nimbacinus dicksoni over a kangaroo carcass in the late Oligocene ...
As paleontology is often done in remote areas, said Dr Reed, having the team at the caves offers a unique opportunity for more people to learn about ... the team on-site has also been a great boon to the tour guides, as they can consult the students and researchers for their expertise in paleontology.
Researchers have long wondered how horses evolved from a five-toed ancestor to the single-toed animal we know today. While it is largely believed that they simply evolved with fewer digits, Professor Nikos Solounias from the New York Institute of technology College of Osteopathic Medicine pose a new ...
The latest find was made there in 2010, and this new specimen has now been analyzed by a team of researchers led by LMU paleontologist Oliver Rauhut, a professor in the Department of Earth and environmental sciences who is also affiliated with the Bavarian State Collections for paleontology and ...
An international group of paleontologists has found the oldest fossilized remains of insects from the order Lepidoptera known to date. The fossils, mostly wing scales, are more than 70 million years older than the oldest fossils of flowering plants, and they shed new light on the so-far presumed co-evolution ...
paleontologists say they've found the fossilized remains of a new genus and species of bat that lived in New Zealand between 19 and 16 million years ago (Early Miocene epoch). An artist's impression of the New Zealand greater short-tailed, or burrowing, bat (Mystacina robusta) that went extinct last ...
2017 was an incredible year for paleontology. Three states declared official "state dinosaurs" and paleontologists made countless dino finds around the world. Here are some of the most important discoveries that changed our understanding of the enormous beasts that once ruled the Earth.
In this Aug. 15, 2017 photo, paleontologist Ashley Leger shows the skull of a young Columbian mammoth found at the construction site of the Metro Purple Line extension in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles subway system is... (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) More ...


 

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