Special cranial adaptations, including an asymmetrical ‘wonky’ skull and enlarged ears, may give the critically endangered ground-dwelling Night Parrot the edge it needs to make its […]
Researchers have discovered a 380-million-year-old heart – the oldest ever found – alongside a separate fossilised stomach, intestine and liver in an ancient jawed fish, shedding […]
The evolution of the brain and nervous system in animals has been wound back more than 400 million years, thanks to the examination of fossil remains […]
Sophisticated CT scanning of the cranium of a Queensland fish fossil has given new insights to explain how fish first left the water to invade land […]
A new study adds another layer to the remarkable evolutionary transition of life from water to land on Earth. The international study of the prehistoric ‘relic’ […]
Three of Flinders University’s emerging stars of research – hydrogeologist Dr Margaret Shanafield, archaeologist Dr Ian Moffat and palaeontologist Dr Alice Clement – have been named […]
Flinders University fossil hunters have unearthed a new evolutionary link to the first bony fishes in another step forward to more accurately understand our distant origins. […]
An international team of scientists from Flinders University and Sweden are ‘doing the brain warp’ in a bid to understand the evolution of a very ‘brainy’ fish species.