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Myrmecophily – partnering with ants to receive food or protection -- is rarely evident in the fossil record, so its evolution is poorly understood. Scientists recently discovered the oldest known myrmecophile, an amber-encased beetle which lived in the early Eocene Epoch when ants were rare but poised to proliferate. >>Read More
Post: October 15, 2014 1:20 pm, Source: Current Biology  Comments (0) Views (151)
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Compared to the growth rate that would have been expected given the relative growth of the neocortex over an evolutionary timescale, the cerebellum grew larger at a much faster rate in apes and humans versus that of other primates. >>Read More
Post: October 8, 2014 12:38 pm, Source: Current Biology  Comments (0) Views (339)
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Sauropods have always been somewhat of an anomaly in the animal kingdom: tiny heads that somehow ingested huge amounts of food to fuel their enormous bodies. Fossils from Late Jurassic Morrison Formation in the Western U.S. are helping unravel this mystery. >>Read More
Post: October 8, 2014 11:37 am, Source: Proceedings of the Royal Society B  Comments (0) Views (278)
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A new dinosaur was discovered in La Quinta formation in Venezuela, from which its name is derived; it was the first dinosaur to be discovered so far north in South America. >>Read More
Post: September 19, 2014 11:46 am, Source: Proceedings of the Royal Society B  Comments (0) Views (422)
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If modern humans replaced their archaic predecessors, when was this replacement, and did the two groups overlap? >>Read More
Post: September 14, 2014 6:22 am, Source: Nature  Comments (0) Views (585)
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The author of a Nature study details the discovery of Cotylocara macei, a 28 million-year-old species of fossil whale, and its importance for the evolution of echolocation. >>Read More
Post: September 8, 2014 12:01 am, Source: TVOL Exclusive  Comments (0) Views (1010)
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The advent of musculature in metazoans (animals) allowed them to evolve more advanced forms of mobility, feeding, digestion, and other body processes. >>Read More
Post: September 2, 2014 8:39 pm, Source: Proceedings of the Royal Society B  Comments (0) Views (769)

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