Fossils

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Caracara creightoni

tags: Caracara creightoni, fossils, birds, ornithology, Image of the Day The fossil skull of an extinct bird of prey, Caracara creightoni, preserved in an ancient sink-hole in the Bahamas. Several thousand years old, the fossils owe their exquisite preservation to immersion in peat. The bird is a relative of the crested caracara of Central and…

A fossilized brown hyena, Hyaena brunnea, which lived in Europe 1.8 million years ago. [Larger view]. An amazing fossil find in the Andalusian savannah in southeast Spain has revealed that a large variety of animal species lived together in that region during the boundary between the Pliocene and Pleistocene epochs, 1.8 million years ago. This…

tags: blog carnivals, The Boneyard, paleontology The sixth edition of the Boneyard is now available for you to read. This blog carnival focuses on paleontology and fossils, so there’s plenty there for you dinosaur fans to enjoy.

tags: researchblogging.org, velociraptor, Dromaeosauridae, dinosaur, feathers, paleontology, evolution Velociraptor skull. Velociraptors were small dinosaurs, weighing only about 15kg and approximnately 1.5m long. Image: M. Elison, AMNH. [larger view] According to a research paper that was published late last week, the Velociraptor probably had feathers. A closer look at a fossil Velociraptor ulna (forearm) that was…

tags: dinosaurs, fossils,The Boneyard,blog carnivals The second edition of The Boneyard is now available for all you fossil hunters and dinosaurophiles out there. Be sure to pop in and give them some support!

Mastodon Found in Greece

tags: mastodon fossils, Greece AMNH 9951, skeleton of the American mastodont, Mammut americanum, Newburgh, NY. Image: AMNH (American Museum of Natural History, NYC, NY) [larger] In an astonishing discovery, a three million year old “fossilized zoo” was discovered by Greek geologists yesterday in the northern Milia region near the town of Grevena. This “zoo” contains…

tags: creationism lies, fossils, ordovician, avian, streaming video A streaming video revealing that the Creationist museum was built upon a huge layer of Ordovician fossils, including brachiopods, trilobites, and bryozoans [10:11]

tags: teratornis, Argentavis magnificens, birds, ornithology, giant bird Dr. Kenneth E. Campbell, (one of the discoverers) in front of the 25 ft. wingspan Argentavis magnificens. Display from the Natural History Museum, Los Angeles. The feather size from such a bird is estimated to have been 1.5 meters long (60 inches); and 20 centimeters wide (8…

tags: Icadyptes salasi, giant penguin, ornithology, birds, avian Two fossils recently discovered in Peru reveal that early penguins responded differently to natural climate change than scientists would have predicted. The larger skull, Icadyptes salasi (top), would have been fearsome to encounter because this penguin stood over five feet tall, and had a seven-inch beak, and…

tags: researchblogging.org, dinosaur, bird, fossil, Gigantoraptor erlianensis, China An artist’s painting of the newly discovered Gigantoraptor dinosaur, depicted with other smaller dinosaurs. Fossilized bones uncovered in the Erlian Basin of northern China’s Inner Mongolia region show the Gigantoraptor erlianensis was about 26 feet in length and weighed 3,000 pounds. The discovery of the giant, birdlike…