Exploring Prehistoric Life

Wed, 2019-01-23

A new species of freshwater shark that lived about 67 million years ago (Cretaceous period) has been identified from fossilized teeth found in South Dakota....

Tue, 2019-01-22

The 100-million-year-old fossil helps answer questions about when these ancient, jawless fish branched off the evolutionary tree from the lineage that gave rise to modern-day jawed vertebrates, including bony fish and humans.

Tue, 2019-01-22

Scientists conducting a recent painstaking examination of the two tons of rock left over after the fossilized bones of the celebrated Tyrannosaurus rex named...

Tue, 2019-01-15

A student at the University of Bonn, himself a Dutchman and passionate fossil collector, has now analyzed pieces from museums and private collections for his master's thesis.

Fri, 2019-01-11

The stomach contents preserved in an adult specimen of the archaic whaleBasilosaurus isis from the site of the Wadi Al Hitan in Egypt suggest it was an apex (top) predator that fed on smaller whales (juvenile Dorudon atrox) and large...

Fri, 2019-01-11

Brazilian researchers used biogeographic analysis to study Trilobites, arthropods that became extinct over 252 million years ago....

Thu, 2019-01-10

The latest work, of Darrin Pagnac, Ph.D., “Dinosaurs: A Catalyst for Critical Thought,” shows that passion for dinosaurs, when properly directed, can trigger interest in science and be used to develop critical thinking skills.

Fri, 2019-01-04

Which came first: the dinosaur or the feather?

Sat, 2018-12-29

Paleontologists from the University of Portsmouth have discovered the fossilized remains of a new species of ancient flying reptile.

Mon, 2018-12-31

Sorry, T. rex fan bois, you always seem to get the rough end of the stick, don’t you?

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