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A 2.8 million-year-old jawbone fossil unearthed...

Two new fossils just rewrote the timeline of human evolution — here's what it looks like now

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Taphonomy with Kay Behrensmeyer

Taphonomy

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Stockton paleontologist's work adds 400,000 years to human origins - Press of Atlantic City: Breaking

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Lyme Regis, Dorset, England-a World Heritage site

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Tenontosaurus

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One of the scariest creatures ever to live in the ocean, this Devonian fish could grow up to 33 feet long, had an armored face, and likely had one of the strongest bites in history! It used a beak-like mouth instead of teeth to devourer its prey. It was one of the largest of the Placoderms, a group of armored fish that are now extinct.

15 Unusual Prehistoric Creatures - Listverse

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Fossils

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Baltic amber (40-50 MYO) - very rare flower (Clethraceae?) - about 7,8 mm. by Leth Damgaard

Flickriver: leth.damgaard's most interesting photos

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Baby Woolly Rhino Discovered In Siberia Is The First Ever Found / The Huffington Post By: Jacqueline Howard 2/25/15 Scientists are going gaga over the recent discovery of a baby woolly rhino. The pristine specimen of the tiny extinct rhino - 18 mos at time of death, 10,000 years ago was discovered in permafrost along the bank of a stream in Siberia's Sakha Republic. The specimen includes the animal's wool, an ear, an eye, nostrils, and skull and mouth.

Baby Woolly Rhino Stuns Scientists

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The scientific community recognizes the site of Big Bone Lick State Historic Site as the "Birthplace of American Vertebrate Paleontology." The fossilized remains of giant mastodons, wooly mammoths, and ground sloths were discovered here in 1739 and displayed at museums throughout the world.

BIG BONE LICK STATE HISTORIC SITE, KY

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David Temple, Associate Curator of Paleontology, carries "Dipsy," the diplodocus that is re-installed in the Morian Hall of Paleontology at HMNS on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Best local photos

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New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

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6.) Quetzalcoatlus: This was the largest pterosaur in the sky, as big is a common African giraffe. Its wingspan was 30 whole feet.

The Fact That These 25 Creatures Used To Roam The Earth Is Mind-Boggling... And Freaky. #9 = OMG.

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Homotherium (extinct sabertooth) and Crocuta (spotted hyena) by Mauricio Anton

Biology of Extinct Animals

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The Cambrian Explosion's strange poster child

The Cambrian Explosion’s Strange-Looking Poster Child

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The Evolution of the whale Interesting how the whale evolves out of legs while we evolved into them!

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Lizard caught in amber

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Sivatherium was a close relative of the giraffe but possessed antlers reminiscent of deer.

The African Megafauna

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6 5/8 inch Megalodon tooth, 3 1/8 inch fossil Great White and 1 1/2 inch modern day Great White tooth.

Megalodon Vs. Great White Tooth Size - FossilEra.com

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My book Koobi Fora Research Project: Volume 7: The Carnivora is available for purchase at the California Academy of Sciences website. It includes a DVD of ALL fossil carnivorans from Koobi Fora.

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The largest and second largest species of penguin, now extinct.

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The Greenhouse Paleofauna by Carl Buell

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Mark Witton - Pterosaur family diversity quad-launch restorations.

Gurney Journey: Book Review: Pterosaurs by Mark Witton

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Thysanopeltis: ORDER CORYNEXOCHIDA, Suborder Illaenina, Family Styginidae

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