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It's a Compsognathus' Van

We also found a fossilised potato and even a fossilised baked bean. Among other, less controversial, fossil finds. 19 more words


Whales in Africa

Whales have always been one of my favorite animals, particularly as an adult. I’ve been fortunate enough to have several opportunities to visit the oceans but that was back when I was much younger. 35 more words



  1. Spinosaurus

    Dinosaur taxon

  2. Spinosaurus is a genus of theropod dinosaur that lived in what now is North Africa, during the lower Albian to lower Cenomanian stages of the Cretaceous period, about 112 to 97 million years ago.

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Baryonyx is a genus of carnivorous saurischian dinosaur first discovered in clay pits just south of Dorking, England, and later reported from fossils found in northern Spain and Portugal. 20 more words


First Dinosaur Bone Found in Washington State

A piece of a massive thigh bone discovered underwater shows that dinosaurs walked in what is now Washington state.

The 80-million-year-old bone was found in the San Juan Islands off the coast of Seattle, … 120 more words

Is it real?

fos·sil ˈfäsəl/ noun

noun: fossil; plural noun: fossils

  1. the remains or impression of a prehistoric organism preserved in petrified form or as a mold or cast in rock.

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ARTICLE: Darwin and palaeontology: a re-evaluation of his interpretation of the fossil record

In the journal Historical Biology (online first):

Darwin and palaeontology: a re-evaluation of his interpretation of the fossil record

Warren D. Allmon

Abstract Charles Darwin’s empirical research in palaeontology, especially on fossil invertebrates, has been relatively neglected as a source of insight into his thinking, other than to note that he viewed the fossil record as very incomplete.

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C.R. Darwin