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Researchers mapped out "cake-like" fossil layers belonging to a group of ancient marine creatures from the supercontinent Gondwana that mysteriously died off 390 million years ago.
The earliest pliosaur 'megapredator' helped rule the oceans 170 million years ago during the age of dinosaurs.
The newfound vampyromorph species was equipped with defensive features not previously seen in the fossil record — and it's related to modern-day vampire squid.
The newly discovered species was part of the phylum annelid, which is made up of segmented worms.
A small badger-like mammal and a juvenile bipedal dinosaur were locked in a battle to the death 125 million years ago when they were both killed and perfectly preserved by a volcanic mudflow.
As tectonic plates clash and pull apart, sea levels change. This process has shaped marine biodiversity over time, a new study suggests.
With huge teeth and large eyes, Crassigyrinus scoticus was specially adapted to hunt in the coal swamps of Scotland and North America.
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