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New Species of Raptor Dinosaur Found In China. The nearly-complete skeleton of the birdlike dinosaur was found in inner Mongolia. British scientist doing his PhD has discovered a new dinosaur which had a huge claw and could run at more than 30mph while digging for fossils in the Gobi desert. By Jonah Choiniere, The George Washington University / May 9, 2010

Mummified dinosaur skin that has since fossilized. Dating to the Cretaceous, this spectacular fossil originates from the Hell Creek Formation, Southern Montana, USA. Discovered while excavating an Edmontosaurus dinosaur.

The strange coincidences of fossil finding. Son finds Woolly Mammoth tusk in the same spot as mum but twenty-two years apart.

The bones & fossilized heart of a 66-M-yr old dinosaur skeleton is shown, 4/20/2000, at the N Carolina Mus of Nat. Sciences in Raleigh, NC. The fossilized heart - w/two ventricles & a single aortic stem, between an apex of shoulder bones, is the first one ever found in a dinosaur

Fossil Eocene bird 48 million years old | (from Flickr)

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New dinosaur discovery a cross between ‘a bird, a vampire and a porcupine’

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Skull of Baluchitherium, the largest land mammal ever appeared on Earth. It lived in the plains of Central Asia between 30 to 20 mio y.a. It could reach a shoulder height of 5.5 m and a length of 8 m. When it lifted its neck for eating leaves, it was more than 7 m. in height, while its estimated weight was from 10 to 20 tons.

150 million years old fossil fish discovered in China, from the Mesozoic Jurassic period

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Fossils of ancient marine worms

Ammonite - A truly wonderful fossil. Approximately 200 million years old.

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Strange animals of Life Before Dinosaurs (Permian Period) Dinogorgon Skull Photograph by Jonathan Blair A quarter of a billion years ago, long before dinosaurs or mammals evolved, the 10-foot (0.3-meter) predator Dinogorgon, whose skull is shown here, hunted floodplains in the heart of today's South Africa. In less than a million years Dinogorgon vanished in the greatest mass extinction ever, along with about nine of every ten plant and animal species on the planet.

archeaopteryx, most lovely of all extinct creatures

A fossilised skull of a tyrannosauroid, Yutyrannus huali, meaning “beautiful feathered tyrant” a combination of Latin and Mandarin. Three remarkably complete skeletons representing a previously unknown species of giant, feathered tyrannosaur have been discovered in China. The creature is the largest-known feathered animal, living or extinct.

A giant ammonite discovered at Quantoxhead

A new fossil discovery, named Heteronectes (meaning 'different swimmer'), was found in 50 million year old marine rocks from northern Italy. This study provides the first detailed description of a primitive flatfish, revealing that the migrated eye had not yet crossed to the opposite side of the skull in early members of this group.

✮ Trilobite fossil from Morocco. Dicranurus species. Devonian era.

Lyngbya. The rope-like coils of these filamentous cyanobacteria, found in a New England salt marsh, are created when many disc-shaped cells join end-to-end. Cyanobacteria, which use photosynthesis to produce oxygen, are the oldest known forms of life on Earth. They appeared in the fossil record over three billion years ago and laid the biological groundwork for today's plants. Photo by David Patterson

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Sinosauropteryx: The first genus of dinosaur outside of Avialae (birds and their immediate relatives) to be found with evidence of feathers. Which can be seen clearly in this gorgeous fossil.

Preserved for 70 to 85 million years, these feathers are part of a newly revealed trove of likely dinosaur and bird plumage found trapped in amber in Alberta, Canada.

Mosasaurus missouriensis, complete skull, Pierre Shale, South Dakota.