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    Early dinosaurs may have laid soft-shelled eggs

    Scientists for the first time have turned up evidence of fossils from soft-shelled dinosaur eggs. This has scientists rethinking how dinosaur eggs evolved.

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    These crocodile ancestors lived a two-legged life

    A set of 106-million year old footprints show a crocodile relative appears to have walked on two legs.

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    Tube-dwelling sea creatures may be oldest known parasites

    A fossil bed of clam-like animals from a half-billion years ago is covered in tube-dwelling organisms. These suggest the tube dwellers were parasites, scientists now report.

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    Fossil stomach reveals a dinosaur’s last meal

    A rare fossilized stomach reveals a dino’s dining preferences. It also provides clues to the ecosystem in which the reptile lived.

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    Saber-toothed anchovy relatives were once fearsome hunters

    Today’s plankton-eating anchovies sport tiny teeth. But their ancient kin were armed with spiky lower teeth and a giant upper sabertooth.

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    The challenge of dinosaur hunting in deep caves

    Spelunkers aren’t the only people to find caves interesting. So do paleontologists. Though getting to work may be harrowing, they find it’s worth it.

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    Scientists Say: Jurassic

    During this time from about 200 million to 145 million years ago, dinosaurs reigned and many animals evolved, including birds and some early mammals.

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    This dinosaur was no bigger than a hummingbird

    The skull of one of these ancient birds — the tiniest yet known — was discovered encased in a chunk of amber originally found in Myanmar.

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    Let’s learn about dinosaur extinction

    Dinosaurs disappeared 66 million years ago, at the end of the Cretaceous. What made them go extinct?

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