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Confuciusornis shifan

The fossil remains of a 119 million-year-old beaked bird were recently discovered in China. About Confuciusornis shifan Confuciusornis shifan lived during the Early Cretaceous Period, around 119 million years ago in present-day China. It belonged to the Confuciusornithidae family of the genus Confuciusornis, a groups of crow-sized beaked birds. The fossil of Confuciusornis shifan’s skeleton ..

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Two new Fossil Flowers in Myanmar

The palaeontologists recently discovered two fossil flowers in Myanmar. The flowers lived by the end of Cretaceous period. They are some 100 million years old. The two flowers were Phylica piloburmensis and Eophylica priscastellata. What does the discovery say? The discovery of the two new fossil flowers implies that these flowers have sustained different evolutionary ..

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Kyhytysuka sachicarum: New Marine Reptile Discovered

Kyhytysuka sachicarum is a new marine reptile species discovered by an international team of researchers. It is an extinct species. It was discovered from fossils found in central Columbia. Earlier scientists believed that it belonged to Platypterygius genus. Recently, it was discovered that it is a different species. And thus it is now named as ..

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Farzad-B Gas Field

Farzad-B Gas Field is an off-shore natural gas field that is situated 20kms away from Farsi Island in Iran. This gas field was discovered in 2008 by a consortium of three Indian companies, led by the state-owned ONGC Videsh (OVL) the overseas arm of ONGC which has a 40% stake. The other two companies were ..

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Talkative Dinosaur found in Mexico

The Palaeontologists recently identified a new species of dinosaur called the Talkative Dinosaur. It was identified in the northern Mexico. The research is being conducted by the National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico. About the fossil The fossil was discovered 10 years ago. However, the species was discovered now. The fossil dates back ..

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Oldest Human burial in Africa discovered at Panga ya Saidi cave

The scientists have found the oldest human burial in Africa. The site is 78,000 years old. The cave site was discovered near Kenyan coast. The site is called “Panga ya Saidi”. The remains of a child whose age was two to three years led to the discovery of the cave. The child was put to ..

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