Maybe this isn’t a newsflash to anyone but me, but, um, the Moai “heads” on Easter Island have bodies. Because some of the statues are set deep into the ground, and because the heads on the statues are disproportionately large, many people tend to think of them as just big heads. But the bodies (generally not including legs, though there is at least one kneeling statue) are there — in many cases, underground. What’s even more interesting — there are petroglyphs that have been preserved…
Feet to Flippers - fossilized left fore-paddle of the mosasaur Clidastes propython in the University of Kansas Museum of Natural History's collection. As mosasaurs adapted to marine life, the extremities that were once feet gained bones called phalanges and became paddles.
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Fossilized Hunting Scene Discovered. An ancient armored fish was fossilized in the act of attacking and drowning a pterosaur in a toxic Jurassic lake, revealing that the winged reptiles were victims of a wide variety of carnivores, scientists reported this week.