Curiosities

Sat, 2020-10-17

The ancestors of both mammals and birds became warm-blooded at the same time, some 250 million years ago, in the time of the end-Permian mass extinction, according to new research...

Sat, 2020-10-17

Even as babies, tyrannosaurs had a "distinct chin."

Fri, 2020-10-16

The new pterosaur species, named Leptostomia begaaensis, lived between 113 and 94 million years ago (mid-Cretaceous period)....

Thu, 2020-10-15

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom's famous dinosaur auction undervalued the creatures, considering how much money a T-Rex fossil recently fetched.

Sat, 2020-10-10

Paleontologists have found the remains of Mesopithecus pentelicus — an extinct species of Old World monkey that lived in Europe and Asia between 7 and 5 million years ago — in the...

Thu, 2020-10-08

Paleontologists have discovered remarkable evidence of the sensory capabilities in the fossilized skin of a 155-million-year-old carnivorous dinosaur.

Thu, 2020-10-08

A near-complete specimen of Tyrannosaurus rex, nicknamed "...

Tue, 2020-10-06

Osteostraci, the jawless sister group to all jawed vertebrates, had adaptations for passive control of water flow around the body, according to new research led by the University of Bristol.

Tue, 2020-10-06

An asteroid impact 66 million years ago may have released trillions of pounds of partially burned fossil carbon into Earth’s upper atmosphere as a cloud of black soot, significantly contributing to the ensuing global darkness, cooling and...

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