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Paleontology - Environment - 04.10.2021
New 'lost relative' of Triceratops found in New Mexico
New ’lost relative’ of Triceratops found in New Mexico
The skeleton fragments of a new horned dinosaur, Sierraceratops turneri, have been discovered in North America.

Environment - Paleontology - 22.07.2021
Huge Jurassic seabed uncovered in Cotswolds quarry
Huge Jurassic seabed uncovered in Cotswolds quarry
One of the largest and most important finds of exquisitely preserved Jurassic echinoderms - spiny-skinned marine animals such as starfish and sea urchins - has been uncovered by a University of Birmingham Research Associate.

Paleontology - 09.03.2021
Younger Tyrannosaurus Rex bites were less ferocious than their adult counterparts
Younger Tyrannosaurus Rex bites were less ferocious than their adult counterparts
By closely examining the jaw mechanics of juvenile and adult tyrannosaurids, some of the fiercest dinosaurs to inhabit earth, scientists led by the University of Bristol have uncovered differences in how they bit into their prey.

Life Sciences - Paleontology - 21.12.2020
Study resolves the position of fleas on the tree of life
A study of more than 1,400 protein-coding genes of fleas has resolved one of the longest standing mysteries in the evolution of insects, reordering their placement in the tree of life and pinpointing who their closest relatives are. The University of Bristol study, published in the journal Palaeoentomology , drew on the largest insect molecular dataset available.

Life Sciences - Paleontology - 16.10.2020
World’s greatest mass extinction triggered switch to warm-bloodedness
The origin of endothermy in synapsids, including the ancestors of mammals. The diagram shows the evolution of main groups through the Triassic, and the scale from blue to red is a measure of the degree of warm-bloodedness reconstructed based on different indicators of bone structure and anatomy.

Paleontology - Earth Sciences - 29.05.2020
When Somerset lay beneath the sea
The evidence consists of limestone pebbles that carry borings made by molluscs as well as oysters. These pebbles were torn up from the underlying Carboniferous limestone which formed the basic landscape all over Somerset and across the Severn Estuary to South Wales.

Paleontology - Life Sciences - 31.01.2020
Our image of dinosaurs was shaped by Victorian popularity contests
Our knowledge of dinosaurs has expanded greatly since the public first became aware of their existence, but the history of these animals encompasses more than just the fossils themselves, writes Richard Fallon (UCL Science & Technology Studies).

Paleontology - Environment - 12.04.2019

Life Sciences - Paleontology - 25.02.2019
Bristol undergraduate reconstructs the skulls of two species of ancient reptile
Using two partially fragmented fossil skulls, a student at the University of Bristol has digitally reconstructed, in three-dimensions, the skulls of two species of ancient reptile that lived in the Late Triassic, one of which had been previously known only from its jaws.

Paleontology - Earth Sciences - 04.02.2019
Glasgow will face off with a new dinosaur as Trix the T.rex comes to Town
Image courtesy of Naturalis Visitors to Glasgow will get an amazing opportunity to see one of the best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons when it visits Scotland on the last leg of its European tour.

Paleontology - Earth Sciences - 26.07.2018
Classic fossil site re-explored in undergraduate project
Aust Cliff near Bristol has been known as a rich fossil site since the 1820s. Since then, thousands of people have visited this spectacular location on the banks of the Severn, and collected fossils of ancient sharks and sea dragons.

Paleontology - Life Sciences - 09.07.2018
Innovative online Birmingham courses produce first graduates
A new species of ancient reptile has been described by scientists at the University of Birmingham, filling a critical gap in the fossil record of dinosaur cousins and suggesting that some features thought to characterise dinosaurs evolved much earlier than previously thought. Described in a paper published today in Nature, the carnivorous reptile, Teleocrater rhadinus, was approximately 7-10 feet in length, had a long neck and tail, and walked on four crocodile-like legs.