Theory suggests that large animals are disproportionately important to the spread of fertility across the planet
Total darkness lasted two years, and in the absence of sunlight, plants wither when photosynthesis cannot occur.
Predatory sea worms just aren’t as spiny as they used to be.
Paleontologists estimate that more than three-quarters of all species on Earth, including all non-avian dinosaurs, disappeared about 65 million years ago
Dinosaurs are more than just scary monsters featured in Hollywood blockbuster movies.
The evolutionary history of cetaceans is thought to have occurred in the Indian subcontinent from even-toed ungulates 50 million years ago, over a period of at least 15 million years.
When it comes to naming ancient species, some palaeontologists have a little more fun than others.
A new species of ichthyosaur has been identified from a fossil that has been in the University of Nottingham’s engineering collection for over half a century.