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Dinosaur trio roosted together like birds

by Luke Higgins
The fossilized remains of three young dinosaurs who seem to have been snuggled together in sleep have been found in a stone block that poachers hacked out of the Mongolian desert. Researchers say the 70-million-year-old specimens are the first known example of dinosaurs sleeping…

Construction Workers Unearth Rare Fossil in Thornton, Colorado ( inc News footage video )

by Luke Higgins
A construction crew unearthed a triceratops skeleton and skull at a construction site in Thornton on Friday.  Paleontologists from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science came to the construction…

International interest in Anatolian fossils discovered in Kırşehir’s Kurutlu village

by Luke Higgins
Academics from Germany, United States, Spain and Switzerland have shown great interest in fossils, dating back seven to eight million years ago, of vertebrate animals such as elephants, giraffes,…

‘Sea dragon’ fossil is ‘largest on record’

by Luke Higgins
The fossil of a marine reptile ''re-discovered'' in a museum is the largest of its kind on record, say scientists. The ''sea dragon'' belongs to a group that swam the world's oceans 200 million years ago, while dinosaurs walked the land. The specimen is the…

Jurassic crocodile Fossil named after late Motorhead frontman Lemmy

by Luke Higgins
The "Lemmysuchus" - almost twenty feet long - was one of Earth's biggest coastal predators more than 145 million years ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvVCyVQ0uxw Like the hell-raising rocker it is named after, the creature…

Tiny fossil reveals what happened to birds after dinosaurs went extinct

by Luke Higgins
The fossils of a tiny bird found on Native American land in New Mexico are giving scientists big new ideas about what happened after most dinosaurs went extinct. The 62-million-year-old mousebird suggests that, after the great…

Video: Take a look whats inside this ROCK ! FOSSIL HUNTING !

by Luke Higgins
https://www.facebook.com/sydonne1/videos/10211128039010061/ Found by Geologist Sy Donne. Sy commented ''The specimen was collect by myself many years ago as a kid up in Whitby. I had the rock for years and was cleaning out a box of rocks ready for a move…

It’s time fossil hunters faced extinction

by Luke Higgins
                              Of all the wild treasures I found when I was a child – an antler, a weasel’s skull, an adder’s skin – the one that thrilled me most was my echinoid. I stumbled…

VIDEO and Article :Fossils Found And Humanity’s mystery new cousin is surprisingly young

by Luke Higgins
Researchers from James Cook University in Queensland have been analysing fossils of the hominid Homo naledi, found deep in the Dinaledi Cave in South Africa's Rising Star cave system in…

Japan’s largest complete dinosaur skeleton discovered

by Luke Higgins
                        The complete skeleton of an 8-meter-long dinosaur has been unearthed from marine deposits dating back 72 million years at Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, making…
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