228-million-year-old fossil sheds light on how turtles evolved.
An international team of researchers discovered a new species of dinosaur, Xiyunykus pengi, during an expedition to Xinjiang, China.
New fossil analysis suggests the planet's earliest known animals emerged at least 571 million years ago.
The last of the non-avian dinosaurs disappeared from our fragile planet around 65 million years ago. And an asteroid did it, right?
South Africa’s last known colony of coelacanth, fish that have survived for more than 420 million years, could be under threat from oil exploration, conservationists warn.
Dinosaur footprints have been found preserved in rocks on the Scottish mainland for the first time, a leading palaeontologist has said.
Palaeontologists have found a new species of pterosaur - the family of prehistoric flying reptiles that includes pterodactyl.
The evolutionary tale of birds is full of twists, turns and discoveries that continue to rewrite the history books. Paul Willis leads us through the maze.