A Chihuahua, Named TobyKeith, Has Been Acknowledged By The Guinness World Records As The Oldest Living Dog. TobyKeith, Age 21 Years 66 Days, Based In Greenacres, Florida, Was Born On January 9th, 2001. The Oldest Dog Ever Recorded Was An Australian Cattle Dog, Named Bluey, Who Died At The Age Of 29 Years 5 Months.
Stan, The World’s Most Complete Tyrannosaurus Rex Skeleton, And Also The Most Expensive Fossil In The World, Now Has A New Home At The New Museum Of Natural History, Which Is Expected To Open In 2025 In Abu Dhabi. Stan, A 67 Million-Year-Old T. Rex That Is 39-Foot-Long (11.7-Meter-Long), Was Bought For $31.8 Million In 2020.
Researchers, In A First, Achieved Asexual Reproduction, Parthenogenesis, In A Mammal Using CRISPR. And The Surviving Mice Birthed Asexually Was Raised To Adulthood And Reproduced Sexually. This Feat Could Have Implications In Agriculture & Medicine. However, More Research Is Needed To Improve The Process & Success Rate Of Viable Offspring.
The World’s Most Complete And Best Preserved Triceratops Skeleton Was Exhibited For The First Time At Melbourne Museum In Australia. The Dinosaur Fossil Had 266 Bones, Comprising 85% Of The Total Skeleton. The Triceratops, Named Horridus, Stands About 2 m (6.6 ft) Tall, 6 To 7 m (19.7 to 23 ft) Long, And Weighs Over A Ton.
Researchers Have Found, In Montana, The Fossil Of The Oldest Known Ancestor Of Octopuses. The Fossil, ~330 Myrs Old, Indicates That Octopuses Existed Earlier Than Thought, Even Before Dinosaurs. The 4.7 Inch Fossil, With 10 Limbs (Modern Octopuses Have 8), Belongs To A Vampyropod, A Likely Ancestor Of Modern Octopuses And Vampire Squids.
Scientists May Have Discovered, In China, The Oldest, ~168 Myrs Old, Stegosaur Fossil, Called Bashanosaurus Primitivus, That Could Shed Light On Stegosaur Evolution. The Stegosaur, The Oldest Found In Asia, Is A Herbivorous Dinosaur With Attributes Not Seen In Later Stegosaur. Stegosaur Species Have Not Been Found In Antarctica & Australia.
Researchers Have Discovered The Remains Of The World’s Largest Animal, A Jurassic Pterosaur, That Ever Flew When It Existed 170 Myrs Ago In Scotland. The Fossil Find Will Throw More Light On Pterosaur Evolution, As It Indicates That The Dinosaur, With A Wingspan Of 2.5 Meters Or Larger, Existed 25m Years Earlier Than Previously Thought.
The Fossil Of An Immature Diplodocid, A Sauropod, Could Shed More Light On The Illnesses That Inflicted Dinosaurs. The Fossil, Based On Irregular Protrusions In The Neck, Presents The First Evidence Of A Unique Respiratory Infection In A Dinosaur. The 150 Million-Year-Old Fossil Named “Dolly” Was Discovered In SW Montana, USA.
Researchers Used A Five-Drug-Cocktail Silicone Cap To Regenerate The Amputated Limb Of A Frog. The New Leg Had A New Bonelike Structure, Internal Tissues, And New “Toes” Without Bones. The Leg Responded To Touch And Enabled The Frog To Swim And Return To A Normal Way Of Life. Researchers Hope To Improve On This For Future Use On Humans.
Researchers Have Documented, For The First Time, The Biggest Predation Event On Earth— Orcas killing The Largest Animal On Earth, The Blue Whale. The Killings Were Led By Female Orcas, Contrary To Opinions That The Strongest Male Orcas Led The Killings. The Orcas Would Push The Whale Under Water While Others Attacked Its Head And Tongue.
Methuselah, A Primitive Australian Lungfish With Lungs And Gill And With No Known Living Peers, Is Said To Be The Oldest Aquarium Fish In The World. The Fish, Estimated To Be 90 Years Old, Was Brought To San Francisco Museum In 1938 From Australia. Australian Lungfish Are Said To Be The Possible ‘Missing Link’ Between Terrestrial And Aquatic Animals.
The 90-year-old Australian fish who likes belly rubs is likely oldest aquarium fish
Researchers May Have Discovered The Largest Arthropod That Ever Lived/ The Biggest Animal On Land During The Carboniferous. The Arthropod Fossil, A Monstrous Millipede Ancestor About 326 Myrs Old, Called Arthropleura, Was Discovered In 2018 In Northumberland, NE England. The Car-Sized Millipede Was ~8.5 ft (2.6 m) Long And Weighed ~110 Pounds (50Kg).
A 326 millon-year-old millipede found in the UK At 2 5 meters it's the largest found
Scientists May Have Discovered The World’s Best Preserved Dinosaur Embryo In Ganzhou, China. The Embryo, Named Baby Yingliang, Believed To Be A Toothless Theropod Dinosaur, Or Oviraptorosaur, And At Least 66 Myrs Old, Was Preparing To Hatch Just Like A Chicken. This Discovery Will Enhance Our Understanding On The Link Between Dinosaurs And Modern Birds.
Perfectly-preserved dinosaur embryo found inside fossilized egg in China
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