Posts Tagged ‘fossilized’

How Did Fossilized Dino Droppings Spark a Dung Rush?

Coprolite, also known as prehistoric poo, has been highly prized since its discovery in the 19th century. Regarded as a priceless treasure-trove by paleontologists and archaeologists alike, mining dinosaur droppings for use as fertilizer during the Victorian era proved to be an exceptionally lucrative endeavor. During the 1850s, a wave of miners flocked to Cambridgeshire, […]

Oldest Fossilized Heart Ever Found is 380 Million Years Old

“A mind-boggling, jaw-dropping” 380-million-year-old fossilized heart has been discovered in Western Australia, preserved inside a now extinct prehistoric fish known as the Gogo. The Gogo Station fossil site located near Kimberley has unique minerals that have acted to “preserve” the fish’s fossilized heart, the oldest heart ever found so far. This is exceptionally rare in […]

Fossilized Leg of Dinosaur Ripped Off by Catastrophic Asteroid Impact Found

Scientists now know that a massive Yucatan asteroid struck the earth 66 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous Period, ultimately causing most species of dinosaur to go extinct. It was the sudden change in climate that accompanied this disastrous astronomical collision that made the earth unlivable for these cold-blooded reptiles, leading to […]

World First: Dinosaur Found on Fossilized Eggs with Babies Inside!

Scientists have made a major discovery in Ganzhou City in China’s southern Jiangxi Province. They’ve found the remains of a dinosaur sitting on its nest of fossilized eggs. The dinosaur, an oviraptorosaur (oviraptor), belongs to a group of bird-like theropod dinosaurs which peaked during the distant Cretaceous Period (145 to 66 million years ago). The […]

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