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New species of Ichthyosaur discovered in museum collection

Published: 2Jul2020

Hauffiopteryx altera (Latin for different from) has been identified as a new species of Ichthyosaurs by researchers from McGill University and the State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart in...

Ancient reptile had mammal-like tooth enamel, study shows

Published: 19May2020

A new study by McGill University and the University of Alberta (UofA) paleontologists shows that one type of ancient reptiles evolved a special type of tooth enamel, similar to that of mammals,...

Fossilized wing gives clues about Labrador’s biodiversity during the Cretaceous

Published: 21Feb2020

A fossilised insect wing discovered in an abandoned mine in Labrador has led palaeontologists from McGill University and the University of Gdańsk to identify a new hairy cicada species that lived...

Newly discovered Labrador fossils give clues about ancient climate

Published: 2Aug2019

The discovery of fossilized plants in Labrador, Canada, by a team of McGill directed paleontologists provides the first quantitative estimate of the area’s climate during the Cretaceous period, a...

Evolution, illustrated

Published: 1Feb2019

What do you get when you put together several tons of steel plates, hundreds of mice, a few evolutionary and molecular biologists and a tiny Nebraska town near the South Dakota border?...

Bright warning colours on poison dart frogs also act as camouflage

Published: 4Jun2018

Poison dart frogs are well known for their deadly toxins and bright colours, which have made them a classic example of warning coloration....

Microplastic pollution discovered in St. Lawrence River

Published: 23Sep2014

A team of researchers from McGill University and the Quebec government have discovered microplastics (in the form of polyethylene 'microbeads,' less than 2 mm in diameter) widely distributed across...

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