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Thomas.Dodson posted a topic in Fossil NewsA complete mummified wold cub aged 56,000-57,000 years was discovered in Northern Canada. "Scientists now say the cub, of which the hide, hair and teeth are intact, is "the most complete wolf mummy known". https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-55409689 https://www.newscientist.com/article/57000-57000-year-old-mummified-wolf-pup-discovered-in-canadian-permafrost/
Anchiornis posted a topic in Fossil NewsAn amazingly well-preserved Jurassic rhamporhyncoid pterosaur known as Allkauren koi has been discovered in South America. Here is the article from SciNews: Pterosaurs were highly successful flying reptiles that lived between 210 million and 65 million years ago. These creatures were Earth’s first winged vertebrates, with birds and bats making their appearances much later. They first appeared in the Late Triassic and went on to achieve high levels of morphologic and taxonomic diversity during the Mesozoic era, with more than 150 species recognized so far. Pterosaurs have
Anchiornis posted a topic in Fossil NewsThe azdarchids (including Quetzalcoatlus and Hatzegopteryx) were the ruling pterosaurs during the late Cretaceous, and for a long time they were considered to be only made up of very large species. However, a recent discovery in Canada might change that. Test from article: Paleontologists say they’ve discovered the fossilized remains of a small-bodied pterosaur, a prehistoric flying reptile, which lived roughly 77 million years ago (Late Cretaceous epoch) and had a wingspan of 5 feet (1.5 m). The new pterosaur belonged to a group of short-winged and toothle