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October 1, 2015
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Research in the news: Eunotosaurus has the early word on turtles

There’s a twist in the turtle timeline. Thanks to new fossil evidence, paleontologists are able to prove that turtles share a recent common ancestor with birds and crocodiles. The discovery may settle a longstanding argument among scientists about the origins … Continue reading

May 12, 2014
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Study finds turtles are closer kin to birds, crocodiles than to lizards, snakes

What are turtles, and where did they come from? Precise answers to these questions have long eluded scientists. But new research led by Daniel Field of Yale University and the Smithsonian Institution recasts the turtle’s disputed evolutionary history, providing fresh … Continue reading

May 31, 2013
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How the turtle got its shell

The turtle has been in no rush to give up the secret of its shell — but after two centuries of close study, scientists are filling in the story of a structure unique in the history of life. New research … Continue reading

July 22, 2011
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Discovery Places Turtles Next to Lizards on Family Tree

Where do turtles belong on the evolutionary tree? For decades, the mystery has proven as tough to crack as the creatures’ shells. With their body armor and retractable heads, turtles are such unique creatures that scientists have found it difficult … Continue reading

October 16, 2010
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Using Discards, Scientists Discover Different Dinosaurs’ Stomping Grounds

By examining the type of rock in which dinosaur fossils were embedded, an often unappreciated part of the remains, scientists have determined that different species of North American dinosaurs from the Late Cretaceous period 65 million years ago occupied different … Continue reading