Exploring Prehistoric Life

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...

Fri, 2019-02-22

Paleontologists have uncovered a new species of marsupial that lived during the Cretaceous period above the Arctic Circle, the farthest north marsupials have...

Wed, 2019-02-13

Organisms lived on the bottom of the sea 2.1 billion years ago.

Sun, 2019-02-10

Sam Neill and Laura Dern have staged a mini Jurassic Park reunion amid rumours they’ll both return for ...

Fri, 2019-02-08

What traits distinguish one dinosaur from another? For many, that question probably conjures characteristics like the massive jaws of tyrannosaurs, the...

Sat, 2019-02-02

Some 250 million years ago (early Triassic period), an early relative of dinosaurs and crocodiles lived in what is now a frozen continent, Antarctica, according...

Fri, 2019-02-01

A team of Chinese, American and Canadian researchers have discovered amber containing a bird foot dating back around 100 million years.

Fri, 2019-02-01

The ancient arachnids had eyes that shone in the dark—a key adaptation for night vision.

Sat, 2019-02-02

Coprolites, or fossilized droppings, of the dinosaur-like archosaur Smok wawelski contain lots of chewed-up bone fragments. This led researchers at Uppsala University to conclude that this top predator was exploiting bones for salt and marrow, a behavior often...

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