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Giant ‘Walking Bat’ Once Prowled Rainforest Floors

… the site of Lake Manuherikia, a vast prehistoric body of water once located on New Zealand’s South Island. The lake is a favorite digging ground for paleontologists, who have found fossilized frogs, lizards, birds, crocodiles and turtles there over the years. A subtropical rainforest surrounded the lake during the early Miocene Epoch, between 19 million and 16 million years ago, when the bat strode around the forest, the researchers said. [Flying Mammals: See Photos of Spooky Bats]. …

Skin tissue preserved on a 2 MILLION-year-old fossil could be oldest | Daily Mail Online

By Richard Gray for MailOnLine | May 8, 2015 Have scientists unearthed the world’s oldest human SKIN? Preserved tissue found on a 2 MILLION-year-old fossil, expert claims South African anthropologists believe they have found preserved skin that belonged to an early human species known as Australopithecus sediba It could be the oldest soft tissue ever found for an early human species Scientists say they also discovered food particles in the teeth of the fossils The fossils were discovered …

India home to 48 species of bumblebees – The Hindu

… ornamental and medicinal plants high in the Himalayas,” Mr. Saini told The Hindu over telephone from Punjab. Social insects Like the honeybees, bumblebees are social insects and live in colonies — the size of which depends on the species. “The founder of the colony is the queen that hibernates throughout winter. In spring, she finds a site for new nest. Having mated the previous autumn, she then lays her eggs which will result in the first batch of workers,” Mr. Saini said, explaining …

How an Excess of Carbon After a Mass Extinction Shaped Ocean Life : Nature & Environment : Science World Report

… means that some animals benefited from the excess carbon. The findings reveal a bit more about this time period. The high carbon levels, which began after the extinction event, continued until about 3,000 years after the Permian-Triassic boundary horizon. The findings are published in the journal International Geology Review. For more great science stories and general news, please visit our sister site, Headlines and Global News (HNGN). via How an Excess of Carbon After a Mass Extinction Shaped …

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