Curiosities

Thu, 2021-03-18

Hirmoneura messelense, a newly described species of nemestrinid fly that lived approximately 47.5 million years ago (Eocene Epoch),...

Wed, 2021-03-17

Just how big was the prehistoric super-sized shark Megalodon? Scientists have been debating the point for more than 100 years.

Tue, 2021-03-16

AT THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM in Toronto, one specimen dwarfs everything else in it: a 27-and-half-meter long dinosaur skeleton. His name is officially ROM 3670, but he’s more commonly known as Gordo, and he’s the largest mounted dinosaur...

Mon, 2021-03-15

Spectacular fossil plants preserved within a volcanic ash fall in China have shed light on an evolutionary race 300 million years ago, which was eventually won by the seed-bearing plants that dominate so much of the Earth today.

Sat, 2021-03-13

Paleontologists from Canada, the United States and South Africa have unearthed the fossilized remains of larval and juvenile forms of four lamprey species that lived during the...

Fri, 2021-03-12

Comparison of fossil bone tissue allows more reliable assignment to individuals.

Thu, 2021-03-11

Noeggerathiales are enigmatic plants that existed during Carboniferous and...

Thu, 2021-03-11

Paleontologists in China have discovered what they say is the first non-avialan dinosaur fossil known to preserve an adult skeleton atop an egg clutch that contains embryonic remains.

Tue, 2021-03-09

Evolutionary arms races between marine animals overhauled ocean ecosystems on scales similar to the mass extinctions triggered...

Wed, 2021-03-24

Previously thought of as heavy, slow and sluggish, the 260-million-year-old predator, Anteosaurus, was a ferocious hunter-killer.

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