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fossil

the remains of a once-living organism preserved in the rock strata.
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Upon studying the fossilized hatchling, scientists deduced that it already had a full set of flight feathers.
Caption: A ducklike bird (Vegavis iaai, illustrated) that lived some 68 million to 66 million years ago left behind fossilized remains of a voice box, or syrinx, on an Antarctic island.
Heyuan is known as the "hometown of the dinosaur" in China, with many fossilized eggs discovered over the decades.
Fossilized rod and cone cells the kinds that help people see in color and detail have been discovered for the first time in a 300millionyearold fossil specimen of a fish called Acanthodes bridgei, according to a scientific study recently published in Nature Communications journal.
Fossilized records from the Cambrian Period, which occurred between 540 million and 485 million years ago, provide glimpses into evolutionary biology when the world's ecosystems rapidly changed and diversified.
Spinosaurs were large, meat-eating dinosaurs whose fossilized remains are often found in the same areas as the bones of tyrannosaurs (such as Tyrannosaurus rex).
Studies of the fossilized teeth suggest that the girl was about 3 years old when she died.
Scientists discovered Selam's fossilized skull and skeleton in December 2000.
Studies of other imprints from prehistoric plants and fossilized pollen made it clear that this layer was, in fact, a single page in a potential encyclopedia of dinosaur fossils.
4, Pit 91 -- the world's only urban Ice Age paleontological dig -- will bustle with activity as the remains of fossilized bones, plants and insects trapped in the sticky ground as long as 40,000 years ago are unearthed.
She's in charge of resurfacing a planet called Kingdom where the excavation shows a fossilized plesiosaur holding a sign that reads "End Nuclear Testing Now.
The fossilized crania of three hominids -- two adults and one child -- and skull pieces and teeth from seven other individuals found in Herto are believed to be about 60,000 years older than the fossils considered until now to have been the most aged modern human remains.