Exploring Prehistoric Life

Thu, 2019-03-07

The teeth of Megalodon (Carcharocles megalodon), the largest shark ever to prowl the oceans, look like daggers. They’re up to 7 inches (18 cm) long and...

Sat, 2019-03-09

By analyzing a tooth from the first fossil remains of the extinct Pan-American sloth (Eremotherium laurillardi) found in Belize, a team of paleontologists has uncovered insights into the...

Sat, 2019-03-02

Plesiosaurs, erroneously viewed as dinosaurs, inhabited all Earth's oceans between 200 million and 65 million years ago.

Sat, 2019-03-02

The remarkably complete fossil skeleton of a sea cow with large incisor tusks that lived approximately 20 million years ago (Miocene Epoch) has been discovered in Panama....

Sat, 2019-03-02

A team led by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich paleontologist Adriana López-Arbarello has identified three hitherto unknown fossil fish species in the Swiss Alps, which provide new insights into the diversification of the genus Eosemionotus...

Fri, 2019-03-01

Paleontologists in Arizona have identified microfossils of what are thought to be the oldest known frog relative in North America.

Tue, 2019-02-26

Lake systems existing in regions over 10 million years ago survived the Amazon River reversal due to Andean uplift

Sun, 2019-02-24

Every school child knows the dinosaurs were killed off by an asteroid smashing into the Earth some 66 million years ago...

Fri, 2019-02-22

'Prince Edward Island holds Canada’s only fossil record of life on land in the Permian period'

Thu, 2019-02-21

According to new research published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution, land animal diversity has been similar for at least the last 60 million years...