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Well preserved mammoth tusks discovered near Karaganda

Workers of a mining company have discovered mammoth tusks in Karaganda Oblast.

Well preserved mammoth tusks discovered near Karaganda
In Argentina, dinosaur hunters embark on next phase
In Argentina, dinosaur hunters embark on next phase

A few months ago, Argentine scientists found the remains of a giant dinosaur. Now they look forward to digging up hundreds more fossils, but what they really want is the big one's head.

In Argentina, dinosaur hunters embark on next phase
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Fossils of 'largest' dinosaur found in Argentina

Paleontologists in Argentina's remote Patagonia region have discovered fossils of what may be the largest dinosaur ever, amid a vast cache of fossils that could shed light on prehistoric life.

Fossils of 'largest' dinosaur found in Argentina
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Paleontologists discover land herbivores' earliest ancestor

Paleontologists unearthed the oldest ancestor of land-dwelling herbivores with the discovery of a 300-million-year-old skeleton, shedding light onto plant eaters' emergence on land, a study said.

Paleontologists discover land herbivores' earliest ancestor
First Malaysian dinosaur fossil found: researchers
First Malaysian dinosaur fossil found: researchers

A Malaysian university unveiled on Wednesday what researchers called the first dinosaur fossil ever found in the country -- the tooth of a fish-eating predator estimated to be at least 75 million years old.

First Malaysian dinosaur fossil found: researchers
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Plant-eating dinos regrew teeth every 1-2 months: study

Long-necked plant-grazing dinosaurs that roamed the Earth 150 million years ago evolved a nifty way of fixing broken teeth.

Plant-eating dinos regrew teeth every 1-2 months: study
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Weird fossil sheds light on dinosaurs' lost continent

Palaeontologists in Utah on Wednesday said they had found the fossil of a strange horned dinosaur which roamed an island continent known as Laramidia.

Weird fossil sheds light on dinosaurs' lost continent
Broken tooth in dino tail 'proves' T. rex was predator
Broken tooth in dino tail 'proves' T. rex was predator

A broken T. rex tooth found in another dinosaur's tail bone offers the first hard evidence that the king of all meat-eating beasts hunted live prey.

Broken tooth in dino tail 'proves' T. rex was predator
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Study reveals ancient fossil fish had abs

Palaeontologists have made the surprising evolutionary discovery that ancient Australian fish may have had abdominal muscles, previously thought to have only developed in land animals.

Study reveals ancient fossil fish had abs
Lizard King: Giant reptile named after Jim Morrison
Lizard King: Giant reptile named after Jim Morrison

A giant lizard that lived 40 million years ago at a time when Earth was a hothouse has been named in honour of rock singer Jim Morrison.

Lizard King: Giant reptile named after Jim Morrison
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Father of flying fish found in China: palaeontologists

Palaeontologists in China said Wednesday they had found the world's oldest flying fish, a strange, snub-nosed creature that glided over water in a bid to evade predators some 240 million years ago.

Father of flying fish found in China: palaeontologists

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