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Harajicadectes cruises through the ancient rivers of central Australia ~385 million years ago. Brian Choo

A 380-million-year old predatory fish from Central Australia is finally named after decades of digging

For decades, the sandstone in central Australia yielded tantalising segments of some sort of fossil fish. Now, we have finally pieced together a complete picture of this remarkable species.
Artist reconstruction of Alienacanthus malkowskii, a 365-million-year-old placoderm fish from Poland and Morocco. (Beat Scheffold & Christian Klug)

A 365-million-year-old fish with an extreme underbite showcases vertebrate diversity

What paleontologists had believed to be spiny fins turned out to be elongated jaws. New examination of fossils that were 365 million years old revealed a fish with a remarkable lower jaw.
Artist’s impression of a group of Gigantopithecus blacki in a forest in southern China. Garcia/Joannes-Boyau (Southern Cross University)

Giant ‘kings of apes’ once roamed southern China. We solved the mystery of their extinction

What happened to the three-metre tall apes that once lived alongside orangutans? A new study suggests they were too slow to adapt to a changing world.

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