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Quetzalcoatlus

Quetzalcoatlus

Quetzalcoatlus, a pterosaur as large as a giraffe, lived 71 million years ago. Its wingspan was 10-12 meters (33-40 feet), ...

'Lucy' Discovered in Africa

'Lucy' Discovered in Africa

On November 24, 1974, fossils of one of the oldest known human ancestors, an Australopithecus afarensis specimen nicknamed “Lucy,” were ...

Largest T. Rex Discovered

Largest T. Rex Discovered

On August 12, 1990, amateur paleontologist Susan Hendrickson unearthed the first three fossilized bones of what would turn out to ...


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