Fossils of African Fauna
African, Arabian Mammals Didn’t Escape Grande Coupure Extinction
More than two-thirds of mammals in Africa and the Arabian Peninsula went extinct during the Eocene-Oligocene transition some 30 million years ago, a study finds.
African, Arabian Mammals Didn’t Escape Grande Coupure Extinction
African, Arabian Mammals Didn’t Escape Grande Coupure Extinction

More than two-thirds of mammals in Africa and the Arabian Peninsula went extinct during the Eocene-Oligocene transition some 30 million years ago, a study finds.

More than two-thirds of mammals in Africa and the Arabian Peninsula went extinct during the Eocene-Oligocene transition some 30 million years ago, a study finds.

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Classroom Science Leads to Revision of Megalodon’s Size
Connor Lynch | Sep 1, 2021
A handful of high schoolers prompt scientists to develop a new approach for calculating the size of the ancient behemoth.
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45,000-Year-Old Human Remains Found in Bulgarian Cave
Jef Akst | May 12, 2020
A tooth and six bone fragments are the oldest confirmed Homo sapiens fossils in Europe.
Image of the Day: Protodogs
Amy Schleunes | Mar 4, 2020
An analysis of microwear patterns in fossilized canid teeth supports the theory that early dogs and wolves had distinct diets.
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Neanderthals and Modern Humans Diverged Earlier than Thought: Study
Chia-Yi Hou | May 15, 2019
Fossil records show that the most recent shared ancestor with modern humans may have lived at least 800,000 years ago.
Newly Discovered Ancient Shark Found Alongside Bones of T. rex
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 22, 2019
Galagadon’s tiny teeth look like the spaceships in its namesake video game from the early 1980s.
Humans Lived in Southeast Asia More Than 60,000 Years Ago
Shawna Williams | Aug 9, 2017
Tooth fossils of cave dwellers represent the first known instance of our species inhabiting a rainforest.
Long Egg Incubations May Have Doomed the Dinosaurs
Diana Kwon | Jan 4, 2017
An investigation of fossilized teeth reveals that some dinosaurs took more than six months to hatch, hindering their abilities to procreate quickly and efficiently.