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`Modern birds` result of Earth's geography

`Modern birds` result of Earth's geography

The power of flight gives birds the edge over most other creatures. Evolution of birds is thought to have begun in the Jurassic Period, and now scientists believe that the Avian evolution is greatly shaped by the history of our planet's geography and climate.

Volcanoes sparked `Jurassic ice age`

Volcanoes sparked `Jurassic ice age`

The scientists found that the cooling coincided with a large-scale volcanic event, called the North Sea Dome.

Scientists find new species of horned dinosaur

Researchers have discovered a new species of plant-eating horned dinosaur in China, suggesting the Jurassic period might have had more species diversity than previously thought.

Pre-Jurassic era fossil of marine reptile found

 A pre-Jurassic era fossil of a carnivorous marine reptile has been found on a beach in south Wales.

New fossils suggest dinosaurs may have survived beyond Jurassic period

Argentine palaeontologists who have discovered new fossils suggest that dinosaurs may have survived beyond the Jurassic period.

Jurassic period had five times more CO2 than today

Around 250 million years ago when dinosaurs roamed the earth, the earth had five times more carbon dioxide (CO2) than today, research shows.

Chinese super-rat roamed Earth 160 million years ago

A fossil of the oldest known ancestor of modern rats -- an agile creature that could climb, burrow and eat just about anything -- has been unearthed in China, scientists said yesterday.

New species of marine reptile found in Iraq

Ichthyosaurs are marine reptiles known from hundreds of fossils from the time of the dinosaurs.

Jurassic baby dinosaur discovered in China

Scientists have discovered the fossilised skeleton of a baby dinosaur representing a new meat-eating species that roamed 161 million years ago during the late Jurassic Period.

190mn yrs old dinosaur eggs offer insights into infancy and growth

The eggs, found in 1976 in South Africa, date from the early part of the Jurassic Period.