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Fossil skull sheds new light on transition from water to land

 The first 3D reconstruction of the skull of a 360 million-year-old near-ancestor of land vertebrates shows such creatures were more like modern crocodiles than previously thought.

Fossil skull offers clue to mammals' evolution

The surprise discovery of the fossilised skull of a 66 to 70 million-year-old groundhog-like creature in Madagascar has shaken up the scientists' views of the mammalian "family tree", says a research.

New species of coelacanth fish discovered

Scientists have discovered a new species of coelacanth fish whose tiny pieces of fossil skull are 100 million years old.