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A for people who are interested in paleontology, archeology, and anthropology. Pseudoscience, ancient aliens, etc. discouraged.

Recent Posts By Druvius (34) Posts by members only

Mukupirna nambensis: A new species of Vombatiform Marsupial from the Oligocene of South Australia. The three living species of wombat (Vombatus ursinus, Lasiorhinus latifrons and Lasiorhinus krefftii; family ...
JoeB Nov 27 Nov 27 11
Investigating the evolutionary history of the Old World Porcupines using DNA from specimens from the Late Pleistocene of China. Hystricidae (the Old World porcupines), which includes three distinguishable genera ...
JoeB Nov 24 Nov 24 11
Yaviichnus inyooensis: A new complex burrow system from the Oligocene of southern Mexico. The behavior of burrowing has probably been present in Mammals since their early origins. Soil provides physical protection; it...
JoeB Nov 23 Nov 23 00
Hystrix brevirostra: A new species of Porcupine from the Late Miocene-Early Pliocene of Gansu Province, China. Old World Porcupines, Hystrix spp., are some of the Old World largest Rodents ranging from Late Miocene to...
JoeB Nov 22 Nov 22 22
New find in Pompeii:
Druvius Nov 21 Nov 21 33
Huerzelerimys asiaticus: A new species of Murine Rodent from Gansu Province, China. Huerzelerimys is a genus of the Murinae lived in Eurasia in Late Miocene.The genus has been known in Europe for a long time, but only...
JoeB Nov 21 Nov 21 00
Ischyromys douglassi: Morphometric analysis of an anatomically protrogomorphous Rodent, and its implications for the evolution of the group. Several adaptations enable gnawing in Rodents. They possess a single pair of...
JoeB Nov 20 Nov 20 00
LINK Scientists Find Out Why the Terracotta Army's Weapons Were So Well Preserved
Amzungu Nov 18 Nov 18 22
Panochthus sp.: Preserved tracheal rings in a Late Pleistocene Glyptodont Mammal from Argentina. The trachea of Mammals is a relatively flexible cartilaginous and membranous tube that extends from the cricoid ...
JoeB Nov 18 Nov 18 00
Lestodon armatus: Understanding the ecology and behaviour of a Late Pleistocene Ground Sloth from the Argentine Pampas. In recent years there have been multiple studies on the Quaternary South American Megamammals ...
JoeB Nov 17 Nov 17 22
Catonyx tarijensis: Reconstruction of the cranial anatomy and palaeoneurology of a extinct Scelidotheriine Sloth from the Pleistocene of Bolivia. Sloths, Folivora, are today represented by only two genera, Bradypus ...
JoeB Nov 15 Nov 15 33
More sarcophagi found
Larimar Nov 14 Nov 14 11
Bite marks on the tibia of a Giant Sloth from the Miocene of Peru. Following the extinction of non-avian dinosaurs, the largest Cainozoic continental predator was neither a Mammal nor a Bird, but the Giant Caiman ...
JoeB Nov 13 Nov 13 44
Pics of temple in Esna, Egypt
Larimar Nov 13 Nov 13 11
A Juvenile Glyptodont from the Miocene of Patagonia, Argentina. Glyptodonts, Cingulata, are known from the late Eocene to the early Holocene of South, Central, and North America. Their fossil record is represented ...
JoeB Nov 12 Nov 12 22
Vertebrate fossils from the Late Eocene of Seymour Island, Antarctica. The Southern Hemisphere biota has been profoundly influenced by Mesozoic-Cainozoic continental breakup and climatic change. Before its ...
JoeB Nov 10 Nov 10 22
I missed this a few years ago. An unknown gibbon species was discovered in a tomb:
Druvius Nov 10 Nov 10 33
Denisovan (Neanderthal and modern man) DNA was distributed "widely" from Europe to Asia (as the evidence seems to be telling us.) And some of it seems to continue in part at present in some Asian and Oceanic locales.
mkeaman Nov 9 Nov 9 55
Love it when we learn something new about Neanderthals, our lost cousins.They weaned their kids the same age as humans:
Druvius Nov 8 Nov 8 33
9,000 year old female hunter's burial upsets (stupid) assumptions about gender roles in ancient societies:
Druvius Nov 7 Nov 7 44
Yes, yes it would, lol.
Druvius Nov 6 Nov 6 44
Denisovan DNA in a Tibetan cave!
mkeaman Nov 5 Nov 5 44
Society Bloomed
Article Nov 5 Nov 5 11
Trying to decipher the evolution of flight in Bats. Powered flight has evolved in four Animal groups independently, Insects, Pterosaurs, Birds, and Bats, potentially with more than one origin of flight in each of ...
JoeB Nov 4 Nov 4 33
Using tarsal bones to understand Eocene Notoungulates. The South American Paleogene vertebrate record is plethoric of well-known Mammalian groups, which enclose several peculiar forms. Of these, the order Notoungulata...
JoeB Nov 2 Nov 2 00


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