Tooth loss in birds occurred 116 million years ago
Tooth loss in birds occurred 116 million years ago

Using the degraded remnants of tooth genes in birds to determine when birds lost their teeth, researchers have found that teeth were lost in the common ancestor of all living birds more than 116 million years ago.

Protected pangolins seized from Philippine boat

Philippine authorities have seized 23 protected scaly anteaters found hidden in a cargo boat, in the second case of suspected trafficking of the species in a month, officials said.

Endangered pangolins found on Chinese poacher boat

A protected species, pangolins are widely hunted in parts of Asia for their meat, skin and scales.