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Researchers at Petrified Forest discover fossil of a reptile with claws and a beak

A team of researchers at Petrified Forest National Park discovered fossilized remains of a new species of prehistoric reptile. The 220-million-year old burrowing species, named Skybalonyx skapteris, is a drepanosaur, an ancient reptile that had a claw on its tail and a birdlike beak.... Read more»

Tucson sale of smuggled dinosaur fossils earns $25k fine

A dealer of prehistoric fossil fossils was sentenced to probation and fined $25,000 in a Tucson federal court on Monday after pleading guilty to smuggling dinosaur fossils from China to sell at the Tucson gem show. ... Read more»