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Teleoceras major Teleoceras is the most common fossil in the Ashfall Fossil Beds of Nebraska. In fact, its remains were so numerous and concentrated that the building housing the greatest concentraion of Ashfall fossils is dubbed the "Rhino Barn". Most of the skeletons are preserved in a nearly complete state. One extraordinary specimen includes the remains of a Teleoceras calf trying to suckle from its mother. From the Tertiary in Nebraska © 2010 University of Nebraska State Museum

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Prehistoric Animals

Today’s crocodiles and alligators appear harmless when compared to their gigantic ancestor, Sarcosuchus Imperator. This monstrous creature looked like today’s crocodiles, but it could weigh up to eight tons and grow up to 12 meters (39 feet) in length, or the size of a truck. Fortunately for us, Sarcosuchus Imperator is long gone. It lived 112 million years ago, mostly in Africa and South America. Interestingly enough, many of the fossils of this giant reptile have been excavated in the…

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Fossil Ida: Extraordinary find is 'missing link' in evolution

Ida, one of the most complete primate fossils ever found, a 47-million-year-old human ancestor

Oligocene Leptauchenia Fossil Oreodont Skull from Badlands Leptauchenia nitida (Oreodont) Class Mammalia, Order Artiodactyla, Suborder Oreodonta, Family Merycoidodontidae, Subfamily Leptaucheniinae Geological Time: Upper Oligocene Size: 65 mm tall, 70 mm wide, 85 mm in length Fossil Site: White River (Brule) Formation, South Dakota

Name: Altirhinus (Greek for "high nose"); pronounced AL-tih-RYE-nuss Habitat: Woodlands of Central Asia Historical Period: Middle Cretaceous (125-100 million years ago) Size and Weight: About 26 feet long and 2-3 tons Diet: Plants Distinguishing Characteristics: Long, stiff tail; strange crest on snout

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Frightening new predator found in the homeland of the dragon

The fossil of balaur bondoc's hind limb shows the double sickle claws with which it would have disembowelled its prey.

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Atopodentatus was a hammerheaded herbivore, new fossil find shows

A model of Atopodentatus unicus next to one of the new fossil finds.