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One of the three fossil jaw bones of Pahelia mysteriosa found at the Tadkeshwar mine. P. mysteriosa belongs to a newly described family of ungulates that lived 54 million years ago in India. (Photo: Thierry Smith, RBINS)
22/11/2019

Paleontologists Discover Mysterious Hoofed Animal That Roamed India 54 Million Years Ago

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Reinout Verbeke

Belgian paleontologists have discovered a new family of ungulates that lived in India some 54 million years ago.

Sieh dir seine Zähne an: Arkhane war ein fleischfressender Dinosaurier! (Foto: Thierry Hubin / KBIN)
07/05/2019

Arkhane, eine neue Art von Dinosaurier

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Charlotte Degueldre

In Weltpremiere: Arkhane', der neue Jura-Raubdinosaurier, ist vom 7. Mai 2019 bis 31. März 2020 in der Evolutionsgalerie zu sehen! Dieses authentische, 8,7 Meter lange und für 70% Komplettes Skelett aus Wyoming (US) gehört zu einer neuen Allosaurus-Art.

Artistic reconstruction of two individuals of Peregocetus, one standing along the rocky shore of nowadays Peru and the other preying upon sparid fish. The presence of a tail fluke remains hypothetical. (A. Gennari)
04/04/2019

Four-Legged Whale Ancestors Reached South America in an Otter-Like Swimming Style

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Reinout Verbeke

A four-legged whale from Peru indicates that early whales crossed the South Atlantic before 42.6 million years ago and may have propelled like otters: with a robust tail and webbed fingers on their long feet.

Extremely well-preserved fossil of Halszkaraptor escuilliei from Mongolia, still partly embedded in rock. (Photo: Thierry Hubin, RBINS)
06/12/2017

Stolen Dinosaur Skeleton Turns Out To Be Swimming Raptor

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Reinout Verbeke

An international team of scientists, along with Belgian palaeontologists, has described a new dinosaur that could swim. It is the first time this adaptation has been found so clearly in a dinosaur.

The perfectly preserved fossil of Serikornis sungei. (Photo: Thierry Hubin, RBINS)
25/08/2017

Dinosaur 'Silky' Is A Key Fossil in Feather Evolution

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Reinout Verbeke

Belgian palaeontologists have described a new, 165 million year old dinosaur species from Northern China. Serikornis sungei –nickmane ‘Silky’ – is an important fossil in the evolution of feathers in dinosaurs. Silky had feathers on its four limbs, but could not fly.

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