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May 18, 2012
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Ancient Giant Turtle Fossil Revealed

Picture a turtle the size of a Smart car, with a shell large enough to double as a kiddie pool. Paleontologists from North Carolina State University have found just such a specimen – the fossilized remains of a 60-million-year-old South … Continue reading

February 24, 2012
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Evolution of Earliest Horses Driven by Climate Change

*The hotter it gets, the smaller the animal?* When Sifrhippus sandae, the earliest known horse, first appeared in the forests of North America more than 50 million years ago, it would not have been mistaken for a Clydesdale. It weighed … Continue reading

September 17, 2011
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UF Study Names New Ancient Crocodile Relative from The Land of Titanoboa

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Did an ancient crocodile relative give the world’s largest snake a run for its money? In a new study appearing Sept. 15 in the journal Palaeontology, University of Florida researchers describe a new 20-foot extinct species discovered … Continue reading

August 18, 2011
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Researchers Discover Oldest Evidence of Nails in Modern Primates

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — From hot pink to traditional French and Lady Gaga’s sophisticated designs, manicured nails have become the grammar of fashion. But they are not just pretty — when nails appeared on all fingers and toes in modern primates … Continue reading

March 3, 2011
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UF Pine lsland Pollen Study Leads to Revision of State’s Ancient Geography

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new University of Florida study of 45-million-year-old pollen from Pine Island west of Fort Myers has led to a new understanding of the state’s geologic history, showing Florida could be 10 million to 15 million years … Continue reading