Curiosities

Sat, 2021-09-04

The word's largest known triceratops skeleton, 'Big John', will be up for auction on 21 October at Paris, where it is expected to fetch up to €1.5m.

Sat, 2021-09-04

Petalodus is a small genus of Petalodontiformes, a intriguing group of extinct marine cartilaginous fish that flourished from the...

Wed, 2021-09-01

Everyone has heard of dinosaurs, and for most, the creatures are as fascinating as they are terrifying. But while scientists continue to uncover truths about these ancient creatures, what we know about their lives and behavior changes how we perceive them....

Wed, 2021-09-01

An incomplete fossil record hampers reconstructing the early evolution of caimans (subfamily Caimaninae). In new research, paleontologists from Germany and the United States have described two previously unpublished, 52-million-year-old fossils of a key caiman...

Wed, 2021-08-25

The new specimen from the Upper Cretaceous Xiaguan Formation in the Chinese province of...

Sun, 2021-09-26

Carnosaurs may have been terrestrial analogues of vultures, and not predators, according to a new study published in the journal Ecological Modelling....

Tue, 2021-08-24

Paleontologists have analyzed the morphology of the neurovascular canal in the well-preserved jaw of Tyrannosaurus rex...

Tue, 2021-08-24

Paleontologists have described two new species from the Cambrian period of Utah, which illuminate the early evolution of...

Tue, 2021-08-17

Paleontologists have identified two new species of giant herbivorous dinosaurs from fossils found in the Turpan-Hami Basin, Xinjiang, northwestern China.

Sat, 2021-08-14

Until now, the first fossil evidence of land plants was from the Devonian period (420 million years ago). However, molecular...

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