Brazilian police seized a fossil from smugglers, which turned out to be the perfectly preserved remains of a pterosaur — a flying reptile that lived on Earth more than 100 million years ago.
A set of cut and pointed turkey bones, dug up several decades ago from the graves of ancient Indians, turned out to be the oldest tattooing tool known to mankind.
Paleontologists at the University of Utah investigated the evolution of internal partitions in ammonite shells. Mathematicians and engineers at the University of Utah obtained quasicrystals using ultrasound sources.
The main news on January 19 is devoted to paleontology and zoology. In Argentina, the largest dinosaur was found — this is the largest animal that walked on Earth. Ecuadorian frogs speak the language of dance. A protein has been created that cures paralysis, so far only in mice.
The terrible wolf is not just a phrase, but a truly extinct mammal species Canis dirus that lived in the Pleistocene epoch. However, until now, scientists could not understand why this species disappeared, and what prevented its development.
Paleontologists seem to have put an end to the question of the lifestyle of these ancient reptiles.
Researchers at the University of Adelphi stumbled upon the remains of the IV – VII centuries. with traces of very complex surgical operations for that time.
The findings were made in the states of Victoria and New South Wales, in the south-east of the continent. Reptiles lived here in the Middle Cretaceous, about 100 million years ago. Australia was much closer to the South Pole then, and it was cooler on its territory than it is now, but still warm enough for reptiles.
In 2019, scientists described in detail the remains of erythrosuchids of the genus Garjainia found in Russia, and showed that this species and another species of this genus, Garjainia prima, found in Africa, are apparently one species.
A colossal femur belonging to the world's largest dinosaur was found in France — its length is 2 meters, and its weight exceeds half a ton!