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‘Superbly preserved’ pterosaur fossil unearthed in Scotland
LONDON (AP) – The fossil of a 170 million-year-old pterosaur, described as the world’s best-preserved skeleton of the prehistoric winged reptile, has been found on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, scientists said February 22.
Malta seeks return of shark tooth fossil gifted to Prince George
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) – Malta says it will seek to retrieve a shark tooth that was presented to Britain’s Prince George by veteran broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough, who found the fossil during a holiday on the Mediterranean island in the 1960s.
Rare saber-tooth cat skull fossil could make $1M at auction
DALLAS – The largest example ever recorded of one of the most instantly recognizable of all fossils could bring as much as $1 million in Heritage Auctions’ Nature & Science Auction Sept. 28. The rare saber-tooth cat skull is one of fewer than 10 full skulls ever brought to auction.
Fossil collectors dig natural history
NEW YORK – Often a fossil collector can trace his or her interest in prehistoric fossils back to childhood. Perhaps going on a school field trip to see the impressive dinosaur skeletons in New York’s American Museum of Natural History or Chicago’s Field Museum or just reading about dinosaurs in a book, kids have long […]