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  1. Feb 2020
    1. New research, published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, reveals important findings about the Stupendemys, a now-extinct freshwater turtle, and details the discovery of one of its shells — the largest known turtle shell found to date, at nearly nine-and-a-half-feet long. The animal would have resembled, in length and weight, a midsized car.

      Wonder how this one is related to the turtle at the Yale Peabody museum, in New Haven?

  2. Dec 2018
    1. An analysis of two fossils would push back the origins of feathers by about 70 million years, but more specimens may be needed for confirmation.

      My mind is continually blown by these incredible discoveries in paleontology. Again, wish I could time travel to tell this to my 8 yo self!

    1. Spectacular flying reptiles armed with long teeth and claws which once dominated the skies have been rediscovered, thanks a palaeontology student’s PhD research.

      Seriously? WTH?

  3. Dec 2016
    1. Part of a dinosaur tail with feathers was found trapped in amber. It is 1.4 inches, with 8 vertebrae. (Apparently a very tiny dinosaur.) They think its from a flightless dinosaur called a coelurosaur.