Skip to main content

Press Releases View all 39 hits

Most primitive kangaroo ancestor rediscovered after 30 years in obscurity

Most primitive kangaroo ancestor rediscovered after 30 years in obscurity

Press Releases   •   Apr 11, 2018 10:21 BST

A handful of tiny teeth have led scientists to identify the most distant ancestor of today’s kangaroos. The fossils were found in the desert heart of Australia, and then hidden away, and almost forgotten in a museum collection for over three decades. The findings are published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.

Treasure trove of highly detailed fossils uncovered by Uppsala researchers

Treasure trove of highly detailed fossils uncovered by Uppsala researchers

Press Releases   •   Dec 19, 2017 12:52 GMT

​A team of researchers from Uppsala University have uncovered a hidden diversity of microscopic animal fossils from over half a billion years ago lurking in rocks from the northern tip of Greenland.

The origin of a new species of Darwin’s finches

Press Releases   •   Nov 23, 2017 20:35 GMT

Darwin’s finches in the Galápagos archipelago provide an iconic model for the evolution of biodiversity on earth due to natural selection. A team of scientists from Princeton University and Uppsala University now reports that they have observed the origin of a new species. A new lineage was formed by the hybridization of two different species of Darwin’s finches.

Modern humans emerged more than 300,000 years ago new study suggests

Modern humans emerged more than 300,000 years ago new study suggests

Press Releases   •   Sep 28, 2017 19:01 BST

​A genomic analysis of ancient human remains from KwaZulu-Natal revealed that southern Africa has an important role to play in writing the history of humankind. A research team from Uppsala University, Sweden, the Universities of Johannesburg and the Witwatersrand, South Africa, presents their results in the September 28th early online issue of Science.

Images View all 11 hits

Analytical graph depicting diversity profiles of sharks across the mass extinction event.

Analytical graph depictin...

Analytical graph depicting diversity profiles of sharks across the mass extinction event.

License Media Use
Photographer / Source Mohamad Bazzi, Uppsala University
Download
Size

606 KB • 1590 x 1599 px

The lead author Mohamad Bazzi holding a lamniform shark tooth.

The lead author Mohamad B...

The lead author Mohamad Bazzi holding a lamniform shark tooth.

License Media Use
Photographer / Source Jordi Estefa
Download
Size

4.76 MB • 6000 x 4000 px

Late Maastrichtian marine assemblage. Image courtesy of Julius Csotonyi.

Late Maastrichtian marine...

Late Maastrichtian marine assemblage. Image courtesy of Julius Csotonyi.

License Media Use
Photographer / Source Image courtesy: Julius Csotonyi
Download
Size

5.3 MB • 2801 x 3438 px

Coprolite with fish remains. Picture: Martin Qvarnström

Coprolite with fish remai...

License Creative Commons Attribution, no derivatives
Photographer / Source Picture: Martin Qvarnström
Download
Size

1.19 MB • 1969 x 3036 px