Paleontologists

Tue, 2018-12-11

Maiabalaena nesbittae lived about 33 million years ago and was described in a study ...

Tue, 2018-12-11

Iridescence is responsible for some of the most striking visual displays in the animal kingdom. Now, thanks to a new study of feathers from almost 100 modern bird species, scientists have gained new insights into how this colour diversity evolved....

Sat, 2018-12-08

Large areas of rocks with dinosaur footprints discovered in open cut mining of copper ore in China, the newspaper “Zhongguo QINGNIAN Bao”.

Sat, 2018-12-08

The Volgatitan belongs to the group of sauropods—giant herbivorous dinosaurs with a long necks and tails, which lived about 200 to 65 million...

Sun, 2018-12-09

One of the best-known fossils in paleontology, a virtually complete skeleton nicknamed "Little Foot", could actually represent an entirely new species of early human, scientists have announced.

Thu, 2018-12-06

The Gobi in fact encompasses both desert and steppe, both barren sand and lush greenlands. It’s the world’s largest unfenced rangeland, bounded only by natural features like the Altai mountains in the north, and the Tibetan plateau to the south.

Fri, 2018-12-07

Paleontologists in Australia have found a fossil fragment from a new species of ornithopod dinosaur that walked the Earth approximately 100 million years ago (...

Tue, 2018-12-04

A rare fossil believed to be from South Australia's only known dinosaur is shedding new light on the turkey-sized creature, with the opalised toe bone resurfacing on the internet after disappearing for almost five decades.

Tue, 2018-12-04

Maiabalaena nesbittae represents a surprising intermediate stage between modern filter-feeding whales and their toothed ancestors. Instead, the 15-...

Sat, 2018-12-01

Fifty years ago, as astronauts trained for the Apollo 11 moon mission, Earth-bound geologists at the Museum of Northern Arizona trained for an expedition that would rock the world of paleontology.

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