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Monster titanoboa snake invades New York

Scale replica of the fossils of a giant snake that lived 65 millions years ago. 48 feet, 2,500 pounds. Titanaboa.

The Rare Gemstone Ammolite. This dazzling iridescent fossil of an 80 million year old ammonite measuring two feet in diameter was discovered near Alberta, Canada and is a particularly rare example of an ancient sea creature that went extinct at the same time as most dinosaurs. The spectacular coloration is the result of millions of years of high temperatures and pressures acting on the animal’s shell to create a gemstone known as ammolite.

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Giant dinosaur footprint discovered in Mongolia desert

One of the biggest dinosaur footprints ever recorded has been unearthed in the Gobi Desert, researchers said Friday, offering a fresh clue about the giant creatures that roamed the earth millions of years ago. One of several footprints discovered in the vast Mongolian desert, the huge fossil was discovered

Bird mimic. This dinosaur from Canada, which resembles an ostrich and bears traces of feathers on its body and limbs, may provide clues to the origins of winged flight.Credit: Royal Tyrrell Museum

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Windows On The Past: 7 Amazing Creatures Preserved In Amber

Amber, these tiny tinted windows to an ancient past have shown us some surprising things, including finely detailed prehistoric animals

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Great Barrier Reef, The Ultimate Scuba Adventure

The Great Barrier Reef, The Ultimate Scuba Adventure! Located off the coast of Northern Queensland in the Coral Sea the reef is home to the most diverse coral eco system on the planet... One of the natural wonders of our Earth!

1) There are not "millions of these;" the first species pictured represents the hypothesized, now extinct, and yet to be discovered 'missing link' connecting human evolution's beginning to the family of creatures preceding it--not a chimpanzee. 2) The reason there aren't millions of the middle species is because they also represent now-extinct human ancestors, i.e. Homo heidelbergensis. 3) All of the species behind the modern human shown represent currently extinct, ancient human ancestors.