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March 12, 2015

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2:16 PM | A digital head for Acanthostega
What has 16 fingers and a digital skull? Acanthostega, that’s what! Acanthostega was one of the first limbed (rather than strictly “finned”) vertebrates, living around 365 million years ago in the shallow waters of modern day Greenland. Imagine something that looked roughly like … Continue reading »The post A digital head for Acanthostega appeared first on The Integrative Paleontologists.

February 27, 2015

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6:31 AM | Beefy Bones and a Big Bite for the Ancient Whale Basilosaurus
Although its name sounds rather dinosaurian, Basilosaurus was in fact one of the first extinct whales to make a splash in humanity’s perception of the past. When its bones were first described back in the early 19th century, the anatomy of … Continue reading »The post Beefy Bones and a Big Bite for the Ancient Whale Basilosaurus appeared first on The Integrative Paleontologists.
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