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.
The kiwi is not a dwarf version of a distant ancestor but more likely evolved from a tiny bird that could have flown from Australia, according to a Flinders palaeontologist.
Palaeontology conference will change the way we think about vertebrate evolution and the history of the Australian fauna.
The discovery of ancient fishes with rippling abdominal muscles shows that palaeontology still holds an important role in modern science.
Battling irrationalism is science’s biggest challenge, according to leading palaeontologist Professor John Long.
He has rewritten the history of evolution and is the author of 27 popular and academic science books – now, Professor John Long is at Flinders.