Researchers Found, In A 16 Myr Old Dominican Amber, A Third Known Fossil Of A Tardigrade. The Fossil, Called Paradoryphoribius Chronocaribbeus, A New Species & Relative Of The Living Tardigrades Isohypsibioidea Species, Is The First From The Cenozoic Era (Began ~66 Mya). A Tardigrade Fossil Find Is Said To Be A Once In A Generation Event.
A Unique Fossilized Ankylosaur, An Armored Spikey Dinosaur, Was Discovered For The First Time In Africa, In Morocco. The Ankylosaur, Called Spicomellus, Is Probably One Of The Earlier (~168 Myrs Ago) Ankylosaurs To Walk On Earth. Ankylosaurs Are Well-Known From Northern Continents, I.E., N. America And Asia. Unlike The Southern Continents.
The Snakehead Fish, Native to Southern Siberia, China, And North Korea, Has Evolved To Walk On Land By Moving Their Head And Back Fin In Opposite Direction. The Fish Is Said To Breath With Its Gill Under Water And Via The Mouth On Land. Snakehead Fish Is Also Said To Be Able To Survive Up To 4 Days On Land. Cool!
Researchers May Have Discovered In The Sahara Desert, The Fossil Of A Four-Legged Whale, Said To Have Raptorial Feeding Style. The 43 Million-Year-Old Fossil Indicate That The Whale, Known As Phiomicetus Anubi, Had A Powerful And Deadly Jaw, Which Could Make It A Top Predator/ The God Of Death To Animals That Lived Within Its Vicinity.
The Analysis Of A Jaw Fossil Of A Pterosaur, Discovered In June 2011, In A Quarry In Northwest Queensland, Indicates That It Belonged To A New Species Of Anhanguerian Pterosaur, The Largest Terrifying Dragon-Like Beast That Flew Over Australia 105 Myrs Ago. The Pterosaur, Named Thapunngaka Shawi, Was Said To Have A ~30 Ft (7 m) Wingspan.
Rani, The 23-Month-Old Bhutti Dwarf Cow In Bangladesh, Which Measures 51cm (20in) High, And Weighs 28kg (62Ib), May Be On Track To Be Crowned The World’s Smallest Cow, If Its Dimension Beats Those Of The Current Title Holder, Manikyam, In Neighbouring India, With Measurement Of 61.1cm High. Rani, By The Way, Has Become A Sensation In Bangladesh.
Thousands flock to see dwarf cow in Bangladesh | World's Smallest Cow | Guinness World Records |WION
Scientists Have Revived Tiny Organisms That Were Frozen During The Late Pleistocene Epoch. The Creatures, Known As Bdelloid Rotifers Or Wheel Animals, And Said To Have Existed For About 50 Million Years, Were Frozen In The Arctic For 24,000 Years. The Organisms, Once Thawed, Began Reproducing Asexually, Creating Clones That Were Their Genetic Duplicates.
Tiny creature comes back to life after 24,000 years in Siberian deep freeze | Discovery in Russia
Researchers Have Discovered A New Beetle Species From A Dinosaur’s Fossilized Feces. The 230-Myr-Old Tiny Beetles, Named Triamyxa Coprolithica, Is The First Insect Described From Fossilized Feces, Which Was, According To Researchers, Likely Excreted By Silesaurus Opolensis, A ~2 m-Long Small Dinosaur That Lived In Poland ~230 Myrs Ago.
Researchers, Based On Over 100 Tiny Bones And Teeth Picked In Alaska, Are Indicating That Dinosaurs Lived Year Round And Reproduced In Extreme Conditions, Thought Impossible, Like In Dark Freezing Regions Of Northern Alaska. This Find Contradicts Popular Belief That Dinosaurs, As Cold-Blooded Animals, Mostly Wandered In Hot-Warm Regions.
Alligator Muja, Who Recently Celebrated Its 85th Birthday At The Belgrade Zoo, Is Said To Be The World’s Oldest Alligator. Muja Is So Old For An Aligator, Whose Lifespan Is Between 30-50 Years, That It Survived 3 Bombings-- The World War II 1941, 1944 And The NATO 1999 Bombings. The Oldest Alligator, Until Muja, Saturn, Died In Russia In 2020.
'World's oldest' alligator celebrates 85th birthday - BBC News
Fossils Of A New Species Of Ancient Giant Rhino, Suggested To Have Roamed Btw NW China And India-Pakistan, Was Discovered In NW China. The Hornless Rhino, Paraceratherium Linxiaense, The Size of 4 Large African Elephants, Is Said To Be The Largest Land Mammal On Earth. With Head That Could Reach 7m, Making It Taller Than A Giraffe.
The World’s Smallest Dinosaur, Thought To Be A Bird, May Be, With Skepticism In Some Quarters, A Lizard. Researchers Are Indicating This Upon Further Review Of The Fossil’s Attributes And Those of Another Discovered Oculudentavis Fossil. Bird-Like Attributes, Like Long And Tapering Snout And Vaulted Skull Roof, Led To The Confusion.
Researchers May Have Discovered, In 2007, A New Dinosaur Species, Said To Be The Largest Dinosaur Ever Found In Australia. The Dinosaur, Called Australotitan Cooperensis Or “The Southern Titan,” Is 6.5m Tall And As Long As A basketball Court. Australotitan, Closely Related To 3 Sauropod Species, Is One Of The World’s 15 Largest Dinosaurs.
Recall Magawa, The Tanzanian-Born African Giant Pouched Rat Trained To Detect Landmine In Cambodia? Well, Magawa Is Retiring Having Reached The Retirement Age. Magawa Has Been Working For 5 Years In Cambodia And Has Since Cleared 2.4 Million Square Feet Of Land, And In The Process Found 71 Land Mines And 38 Items Of Unexploded Ordnance.
Researchers Surprisingly Discovered A New Frog Species, In 2016, Living In The Lowland Rainforests Of New Guinea, In Very Hot, Swampy Areas With Crocodiles. The Species, Named Chocolate Frog (Litoria Mira) For Its Chocolate Coloring, Is Said To Be Similar But Genetically Distinct From Austalia’s Common Green Tree Frogs (Litoria Caerulea).
Tardigrades, Aka Water Bears Or Moss Piglets, Are One Of Nature’s Toughest/Indestructible Critters And Can Survive Being Frozen For ~30 Years, Inside A Volcano, In Space, And About A Mile Underground In The Antarctic Lake. However, Researchers Have Discovered That Tardigrades Die When Shot Out Of A Gun At Speeds Of More Than 2000 MPH.
The Introduction Of 26 Adult Tasmanian Devils, In Late 2020, Into The 400-Hectare Sanctuary, North Of Sydney, Have Resulted In The Birth Of Tasmanian Devils 3000 Years After They Disappeared From Australia, Thought To Have Been Wiped-Out By Wild Dogs. This Is Hope For Rewilding Australia, Which Has The World’s Worst Mammal Extinction Rate.
A New Species Of Venomous Spider That Can Live For 20 Years Was Discovered In Florida Zoo. The Spider, A Pine Rockland Trapdoor Spider, Said To Look Like A Shiny Black Small Tarantula With A Bee-Like Sting, Spends Their Entire Life In The Same Burrow–The Females For 20 Years And The Males For Typically 7 Years Before Leaving To Mate.
Scientists Surprisingly Discovered A More Than 100-Year-Old Sturgeon In The Detroit River. The 6′ 10″ Length And 240 Pound Female Giant Fish, Is Speculated To Be One Of The Largest Lake Sturgeon Ever Recorded In The US. Female Sturgeons Are Said To Have 150 Years Life Span While The Male Sturgeons Can Live For 50 To 60 Years.
Scientists May Have Discovered, In Ecuador, A New Species Of Ant, Called Strumigenys Ayersthey, Belonging To One Of The Most Diverse Ant Genera, Strumigenys. And This New Ant Discovery May Be The First In The World To Be Given A Gender Neutral Scientific Name. Unlike Conventional Names That End With Either -ae For Females And -i For Males.