paleontologist

04/10/2012 - 08:24

An Argentine-Swedish research team has reported a 70 million years old pocket of fossilized bones and unique eggs of an enigmatic birdlike dinosaur in Patagonia.

03/28/2012 - 09:21

Exploding carcasses through putrefaction gases – this is how science explained the mysterious bone arrangements in almost fully preserved dinosaur skeletons for decades. Now a Swiss-German research team has proved that these carcasses sank to the seabed and did not explode. The sedimentologists and paleontologists from the universities of Zurich and Basel thus dispel the myth of exploding marine reptiles.

07/14/2011 - 12:37

Polydactyly is an inherited characteristic and occurs in humans and animals are relatively common. Moles also have extra fingers. For them, the violation of the five-finger pattern of land vertebrates, however, is the norm. Now an international research team led by paleontologist explains the University of Zurich on the genetic background for the development of their extra "thumb". Among the carpal bones results in a bone that extends along the thumb and provides real hand a larger area for digging.