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July 23, 2014

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3:49 PM | Pseudo-poo! All that glitters isn’t fecal gold
Fossil feces are the stuff of legend. Not only do they have the “gee-whiz-gross” factor, but they also preserve evidence of diet, parasites, and paleoecology in long-dead animals. An paleontological urban legend holds that the technical term–”coprolite”–was coined …The post Pseudo-poo! All that glitters isn’t fecal gold appeared first on The Integrative Paleontologists.

July 13, 2014

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9:57 PM | Hupehwhat? Finding a home for some unusually odd marine reptiles
“Swimming sausage topped with armored mustard” is probably the best way to describe a hupehsuchian. These marine reptiles, known only from 248 million year old rocks in east-central China, were odd-balls at a time when a lot of odd-balls …The post Hupehwhat? Finding a home for some unusually odd marine reptiles appeared first on The Integrative Paleontologists.
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