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100th issue of European Journal of Taxonomy
24/10/2014

100th Issue of the European Journal of Taxonomy

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Reinout Verbeke

European Journal of Taxonomy (EJT), partly financed by the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), is proud to announce the publication of its 100th issue. 

A reconstruction of the dinosaur Deinocheirus mirificus. (Photograph: Yuong-Nam Lee/KIGAM)
22/10/2014

Long-Standing Deinocheirus Enigma Solved

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Reinout Verbeke

Paleontologists have exhaustively described one of the most mysterious dinosaurs after tracing stolen fossils. The dinosaur, Deinocheirus mirificus, appears defy previous presumptions: he had huge grasping arms and claws, but was a non-dangerous omnivore.

Storm at sea
21/10/2014

Angry October Storm

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Sigrid Maebe

A severe storm will hit Belgian waters in the next few hours, with West-North-Westerly winds that could locally reach 8 to 9 Bft in Belgian territory.

Stone tools of the Auragnicien culture (40 000-25 000 years ago) attributed to modern humans
23/09/2014

Earliest Evidence of Modern Humans in Central Europe

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Stagiaire Communication

An international research team, including the Belgians Freddy Damblon and Paul Haesaerts (both of the RBINS), has shown that modern humans were living on the cold steppes of present-day Austria 43,500 years ago.

Photo of the skull and partial mandible of the new squalodelphinid species Huaridelphis raimondii, with an outline of the head and potential fish prey
11/09/2014

New Species of Extinct Dolphin Sheds Light on River Dolphin History

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Reinout Verbeke

A team of palaeontologists, led by our colleague Olivier Lambert (RBINS), recently described the dolphin species Huaridelphis raimondii, that lived in what is now Peru during the Miocene period, 16 million years ago.

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