A new study has revealed a surprising lack of support for widely-held explanations of why some mammals evolve larger brains than expected for their body size. […]
An ancient Elpistostege fish fossil found in Miguasha, Canada has revealed new insights into how the human hand evolved from fish fins. An international team of […]
Looking inside the head of a snake is so much easier when the snake is a fossil. Flinders University and South Australian Museum postdoctoral researcher Alessandro […]
A ‘greatest hits’ package of top 100 papers for ecologists, which rates Charles Darwin’s 1858 article on the evolution of the species at No 1, has […]
The place of humans and other backboned animals in the tree of life has been questioned by Flinders University researchers.
Research to pioneer new materials for industry and a study that aims to shed light on a key evolutionary development are among Flinders projects to receive $4.3 million in ARC funding.
Flinders researchers have contributed to the discovery of a new species of shorebird with the discovery of fossils in Central Otago, New Zealand.
Sharks have a distinctive, all-cartilage skeleton, but now a fossil from Western Australia has revealed a surprise ‘missing link’ to an earlier, more bony form of the fish.
An ancient fossil fish that lived 423 million years ago – representing the earliest large vertebrate predator in the fossil record – has been described by Flinders University palaeontologist Dr Brian Choo.