Paleontologists

Thu, 2019-06-13

Pterosaurs were winged flying reptiles that lived at the same time as dinosaurs, between 210 million and 65 million years ago. Previously, they were...

Tue, 2019-06-11

Fossil hunters have pieced together the remains of an enormous sea creature which is being labeled a real-life Loch Ness monster.

Mon, 2019-06-10

Feathers are not simply the domain of birds, nor did they arise solely for flight. New research on China's rich fossil record suggests instead that these structures arose 100 million years before birds, and maybe even before dinosaurs themselves....

Fri, 2019-06-07

Scientists at the University of Bristol have found evidence of feathers in a dinosaur that existed 80 million years before birds, a discovery that changes how we look at dinosaurs, birds and feathers themselves.

Thu, 2019-06-06

Giant beavers (members of the genus Castoroides) inhabited North America throughout the mid- to late...

Tue, 2019-06-04

Paleontologists in Australia have identified a previously unknown plant-eating dinosaur from the mid-Cretaceous. Remarkably, the fossilized bones of these...

Sun, 2019-06-02

Paleontologists have discovered a remarkable amount of new information about dinosaurs over the past few decades. Michael J. Benton, a professor of vertebrate paleontology at the University of Bristol in England, was part of the team that in 2008 confirmed the...

Fri, 2019-05-31

While fossils provide us clues of the basic anatomy and biology of extinct animals, rarely are they able to hint at how these ancient creatures socialized or behaved. This is simply due to the fact that freezing multiple creatures in the same moment in time would...

Thu, 2019-05-30

A new model identifies unexpected potential paths for the spread of human culture and technology.

Thu, 2019-05-30

The two new species, named Phuwiangvenator yaemniyomi and Vayuraptor nongbualamphuensis, roamed the Earth approximately 125 million years ago (...

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