Tue, 2019-07-09

The Sahara might seem like one of Earth’s most lifeless regions today, but its fossils show it was once a vast seaway filled with giant fish and some of the largest sea snakes the planet has ever seen.

Sun, 2019-07-07

Angola's Namibe Province is among world's best places to carry out studies of fossils of mosasaurs, dinosaurs and other extinct animals, Portuguese paleontologist Octavio Mateus told the press.

Fri, 2019-07-05

As you probably remember from Jurassic Park, Velociraptors (and similar dinosaurs) were known for...

Thu, 2019-07-04

You'd think if something's been dead for 65 million years (if not much, much longer), that we'd have found and catalogued its moldering bones by now. But surprisingly enough, that's not the case – new species are identified from fossils on the regular! ...

Thu, 2019-07-04

“We’ve named more new dinosaurs in the last 20 years than in the previous 150,” says one researcher.

Sat, 2019-06-29

A veggie diet arose in extinct crocodyliforms — the distant cousins of living crocodylians (alligators, caimans, crocodiles, and gharials) — at least three times, according to new research.

Sat, 2019-06-29

A giant ostrich-like bird that lived about two million years ago (Pleistocene epoch) has been identified from a fossilized femur found in...

Fri, 2019-06-28

Just over a meter and a half in length (five feet), the fossil remains of the Vespersaurus paranaensis were found in Cruzeiro do Oeste municipality of Parana state, a team of paleontologists from Brazil and Argentina said in a statement...

Fri, 2019-06-28

An international team of paleontologists from the United Kingdom and Germany has shown that blue feather melanosomes are highly distinct from melanosomes that are from feathers expressing black, reddish-brown, brown and iridescent.

Wed, 2019-06-26

Examining fossilised pigments, scientists from the University of Bristol have uncovered new insights into blue colour tones in prehistoric birds.