Curiosities

Thu, 2021-08-12

A prehistoric crocodile did not have scaled armor but instead had soft skin similar to that of dolphins, a team of American and German scientists say.

Thu, 2021-08-12

Paleontologists have examined tooth morphologies in multiple lineages of sharks that lived during the 27.6-million-year interval around the ...

Wed, 2021-08-04

A fossilized long-bodied weevil found in mid-Cretaceous amber from northern Myanmar represents a new tribe, genus and species and dates back some 100 million...

Wed, 2021-08-04

Using cutting-edge techniques, paleontologists have produced the first complete 3D skull reconstruction of a primitive tetrapod called Whatcheeria deltae.

Wed, 2021-08-04

A new study looked at a well-preserved fossil of an Ichthyornis that lived about 70 million years ago. 

Tue, 2021-08-03

A team of planetary scientists from the Department of Space Studies at the Southwest Research Institute has combined computer models of asteroid evolution with observations of known asteroids to investigate the frequency of so-called Chicxulub events....

Sat, 2021-07-31

Paleontologists have found possible sponge body fossils in 890-million-year-old microbial reefs in northwestern Canada. If verified, they may pre-date the next-oldest undisputed sponge fossils by around 350 million years.

Fri, 2021-07-30

Impact created a tsunami that etched massive structures under what’s now Louisiana, study says.

Wed, 2021-07-28

Paleontologists Discover Fossilized Central Nervous System of 310 Million-Years-Old Arthropod.

Tue, 2021-07-27

Paleontologists in Argentina have found a fossilized jaw of the extinct bat species Desmodus draculae inside an ancient burrow of a giant sloth.

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