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Posts Tagged "birds" By Druvius (37) Posts by members only

Paleontology, Archeology, and Anthropology
Apr 21, 2022Apr 2022

Posted by JoeB
Dortoka vremiri: A new species of Dortokid Turtle from the Late Cretaceous of the Hațeg Basin, Romania. The Cretaceous deposits of the Hațeg Basin of Romania are noted for the production of a rich diversity of endemic...
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Paleontology, Archeology, and Anthropology
Mar 29, 2022Mar 2022

Posted by JoeB
Musivavis amabilis: A new species of Enantiornithine Bird from the Early Cretaceous Jehol Biota of northeastern China. The Enantiornithines are the most diverse group of Cretaceous Birds known, with more than 50 ...
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Paleontology, Archeology, and Anthropology
Feb 15, 2022Feb 2022

Posted by JoeB
Mambawakale ruhuhu: A new species of Pseudosuchian Archosaur from the Middle Triassic Manda Beds of Tanzania. The Archosaurs, the group which includes modern Birds and Crocodiles, as well as the extinct non-Avian ...
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Paleontology, Archeology, and Anthropology
Dec 30, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by JoeB
Pneumatisation in a nanoid Saltasaurid Titanosaur from the Upper Cretaceous of western São Paulo State, Brazil. The Dinosaurs were (and are) and exceptionally diverse group of Animals, and developed a wide range of ...
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Paleontology, Archeology, and Anthropology
Dec 29, 2021Dec 2021

Posted by JoeB
Iridescent plumage in a Cretaceous Bird. Modern Birds produce a wide range of pigments, enabling them to produce a wide range of coloured feathers. In many species, this is further enhanced by the addition of structural...
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Paleontology, Archeology, and Anthropology
Jul 17, 2021Jul 2021

Posted by JoeB
Trouble in Myanmar: The worrying case of Burmese Amber. Cretaceous ‘Burmese Amber’ has been extensively worked at several sites across northern Myanmar (though mostly in Kachin State) in the last 20 years. The amber...
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Paleontology, Archeology, and Anthropology
Feb 23, 2021Feb 2021

Posted by JoeB
Cousteauvia kustovia: A Diving Duck from the Late Eocene of Kazakhstan. Waterfowl (order Anseriformes) are characteristic elements of modern Avian faunas and are among the most common Birds in the late Cainozoic fossil ...
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Paleontology, Archeology, and Anthropology
Dec 26, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by JoeB
Immature feathers in juvenile Enantiornithines from the Early Cretaceous Jehol Avifauna. Most data concerning the integument of the non-neornithine Pennaraptora; the clade that includes all Dinosaurs (including Birds) ...
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Paleontology, Archeology, and Anthropology
Dec 24, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by JoeB
Looking for the origin of the Eukaryotes. The Eukaryotic cell is strikingly distinct from its much simpler Prokaryote relatives, possessing not only a nucleus, but also a complex cytoskeleton, a sophisticated ...
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Paleontology, Archeology, and Anthropology
Dec 15, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by JoeB
Keratinous beaks in Confuciusornithiform Birds. The beaked rostrum is one of the most distinctive features of Birds, present in all living species and exhibiting an enormous diversity of form and size relative to the ...
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Paleontology, Archeology, and Anthropology
Dec 1, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by JoeB
'Giant' Pelagornithid Birds from the Eocene of Seymour Island, Antarctica. Bony-toothed Birds (Odontopterygiformes: Pelagornithidae) are an extinct clade of large, pelagic, volant Birds with a fossil record spanning ...
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Paleontology, Archeology, and Anthropology
Nov 30, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by JoeB
Eomakhaira molossus: A new species of small saber-toothed Sparassodont Marsupial from the Early Oligocene of Chile. The Sparassodonta, an extinct group of Metatherians (Marsupials and their extinct relatives), were the ...
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Paleontology, Archeology, and Anthropology
Nov 10, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by JoeB
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 ...
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Paleontology, Archeology, and Anthropology
Nov 4, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by JoeB
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 these...
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Paleontology, Archeology, and Anthropology
Oct 18, 2020Oct 2020

Posted by JoeB
Identifying fragmentary Mammal teeth from the Early Eocene of Ellesmere Island, Canada. Lower Eocene (Wasatchian-aged) strata of the Margaret Formation, Eureka Sound Group on Ellesmere Island, Nunavut preserve evidence ...
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Paleontology, Archeology, and Anthropology
Dec 26, 2018Dec 2018

Posted by timothymnel
xkcd birds
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Posted by JoeBKite-like structures in the western Sahara Desert.

Posted by TriphidAn Aussie Indigenous Message Stick.

Posted by TriphidIndigenous Australian Aboriginal Rock art dated somewhere between 20 and 30 thousand years old.

Posted by TriphidIndigenous Australian Aboriginal Rock art dated somewhere between 20 and 30 thousand years old.

Posted by TriphidIndigenous Australian Aboriginal Rock art dated somewhere between 20 and 30 thousand years old.

Posted by TriphidIndigenous Australian Aboriginal Rock art dated somewhere between 20 and 30 thousand years old.

Posted by JoeBDortoka vremiri: A new species of Dortokid Turtle from the Late Cretaceous of the Hațeg Basin, Romania.

Posted by JoeBThe Cabeço da Amoreira burial: An Early Modern Era West African buried in a Mesolithic shell midden in Portugal.

Posted by JoeBMusivavis amabilis: A new species of Enantiornithine Bird from the Early Cretaceous Jehol Biota of northeastern China.

Posted by JoeBTorosaurus in Canada.

Posted by JoeBStone tools from the Borselan Rock Shelter, in the Binalud Mountains of northeastern Iran.

Posted by JoeBDating the Lantian Biota.

Posted by JoeBBashanosaurus primitivus: A new species of Stegosaur from the Middle Jurassic of Chongqing Municipality, China.

Posted by JoeBDetermining the time of year when the Chicxulub Impactor fell.

Posted by JoeBSão Tomé and Príncipe: Possibly the last country on Earth never to have been visited by a working archaeologist.

Posted by JoeBMambawakale ruhuhu: A new species of Pseudosuchian Archosaur from the Middle Triassic Manda Beds of Tanzania.

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