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Flesh-eating ancient ‘marsupial lion’ species discovered

Published time: 7 Dec, 2017 12:36 Scientists have discovered a strange new species of marsupial lion in northern Australia. The fearsome predator has been extinct for at least 18 million years. The animal was uncovered by a team of Australian scientists who analyzed fossilized remains of its skull, teeth and upper arm bone, all found in the Riversleigh World Heritage ...

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Scientists witness Galapagos finches evolve into new species

Published time: 24 Nov, 2017 16:36 Finches in the Galapagos Islands have evolved into a new species, marking the first time such an evolution has been observed by scientists. A population of finches on the Daphne Major island in the Galapagos has been undergoing changes over the past few decades, thanks to species hybridisation. The finches are part of a ...

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Mystery shark caught off Portugal belongs to 80mn year old species (PHOTOS)

Published time: 10 Nov, 2017 13:52 A group of scientists working on an EU research and conservation mission captured a terrifying-looking shark off the Algarve coast in August – but struggled to identify it, until now. Scientists from Portugal’s Institute for the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA) have dubbed the catch a “living fossil”, after using techniques to identify the animal ...

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9.7mn-yo ape teeth puzzle scientists, challenge timeline of human species

Published time: 20 Oct, 2017 21:19 Ancient ape teeth dating back more than 9 million years and discovered in Germany last year are raising questions about the timeline of human evolution. The two teeth, discovered in sediment of the Proto-Rhine River, are of an ape species whose remains have never before been observed in Europe. Understood to belong to one ...

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