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Read the latest news from the University, from student success stories and alumni achievements to research breakthroughs across our 5 faculties.

18 articles found

Fourth new pterosaur discovery in matter of weeks University of Portsmouth palaeobiologists have identified another new species of pterosaur

02 April 2020 4 min read

Hot on the heels of a recent paper discovering three new species of pterosaur, University of Portsmouth palaeobiologists have identified another new species – the first of its kind to be found on African soil.

Image shows artwork of the Afrotapejara zouhrii. Credit: Megan Jacobs, Baylor University, Texas

Scientists find first fossil plant gum on record The beautiful, amber-like material has been discovered in 110 million year old fossilised leaves

25 February 2020 3 min read

A remarkable new treasure has been found by PhD student Emily Roberts from the University of Portsmouth - the first fossil plant gum on record.

fossil gum found in leaves

The bird that came back from the dead

09 May 2019 4 min read

New research has shown that the last surviving flightless species of bird in the Indian Ocean had previously gone extinct but rose from the dead thanks to a rare process called ‘iterative evolution’.

Bird with long neck and beak in grass

Wave power far greater than previously thought

04 February 2019 3 min read

Boulders heavier than cars have been overturned and moved by storms in the Solent, suggesting that moderate storm waves can move masses even in relatively calm waters.

Academic stood on rocks in shallow water

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