Curiosities

Thu, 2021-07-01

The most famous mass extinction was the disappearance of non-avian dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period, 66 million years ago, after ruling the Earth for 170 million years. The best-supported extinction model is the...

Thu, 2021-07-01

A team of paleontologists from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Florida State University has uncovered the first convincing evidence that several types of dinosaurs, from small bird-like dinosaurs to giant tyrannosaurs, not only lived in what’s now Alaska during the...

Tue, 2021-06-29

These days, fossil collectors crave bones like fine art. In the last month, a tyrannosaurus tooth sold at auction for over $11,000. A double butterfly in amber sold at the same auction for almost $38,000.

Mon, 2021-06-28

Paleontologists have described a new enantiornithine bird with a well-preserved skull from the Early Cretaceous of northeastern China.

Sat, 2021-06-26

Chinese researchers have unveiled an ancient skull that could belong to a completely new species of human.

Tue, 2021-05-25

Images of dinosaurs as cold-blooded creatures needing tropical temperatures could be a relic of the past.

Wed, 2021-06-23

About 66 million years ago, a 10-km- (6.2-mile) wide asteroid crashed into Earth near the site of the small town of...

Wed, 2021-06-23

Researchers at the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country describe two palaeotheriidae mammals that lived in the subtropical landscape of Alava

Wed, 2021-06-23

In a paper published this month in the journal Fungal Biology, a duo of paleontologists from the United States and France described a new genus and species...

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