Paleontologists

Tue, 2019-02-05

Delicate fossils reveal a new look for pterosaurs.

Fri, 2019-02-08

Named Gobiraptor minutus, the new dinosaur is thought to have lived between 80 and 70 million years ago (Cretaceous period)....

Thu, 2019-02-07

Paleontologists identified a new species of sauropod that grew long, sharp spikes that resembled a mohawk at the back of their necks....

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...

Wed, 2019-01-30

It's been nearly 50 years since geologist and author Dorothy Vitaliano coined the term "geomythology". This refers to the study of oral traditions from around the world that explain geological...

Wed, 2019-01-30

Long-necked dinosaurs (sauropods) could orient their forefeet both forward and sideways. The orientation of their feet depended on the speed...

Tue, 2019-01-29

It isn't clear how and when feathered dinosaurs, the ancestors of present day birds, started to fly. Analysis of the...

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