Curiosities

Sun, 2020-03-01

A new paper published by University of New South Wales (UNSW) researchers in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology said the lion was about the size of a house cat and roamed ancient Australia during the...

Sat, 2020-02-29

The left forelimb of an anole lizard (genus Anolis) has been found perfectly preserved in a piece of Miocene-Epoch amber from the Dominican Republic.

Sat, 2020-02-29

A new study in the journal Science has given insight into why the world's oceans are full of more species than ever before -- a question that has long been a focus of paleontological research.

Wed, 2020-02-26

Paleontologists have discovered the microscopic fossilized remains of green seaweed near Dalian in the Liaoning province of northern China. The microfossils are approximately one billion years old. They represent a previously unknown species of green seaweed,...

Sat, 2020-02-22

A new fossil study from Stanford University shows extinction was unexpectedly common among smaller sea creatures in the deep past.

Thu, 2020-02-20

On view for over a century, a fossil slab may display evidence of tropical freezing during the Jurassic, but scientists never noticed it—until one finally did. Some colleagues are not convinced.

Thu, 2020-02-20

So, you love dinosaurs. You’re probably familiar with the T. rexthe ...

Thu, 2020-02-20

A research team performed dental microwear analysis on canid fossils from a Paleolithic site in the Czech Republic

Wed, 2020-02-19

The man who named the ferocious prehistoric predator that was more accurately featured in “Jurassic Park” — the Utahraptor, not the...

Wed, 2020-02-19

Using a novel technique called clumped isotope paleothermometry, an international team of paleontologists analyzed eggshell fossils representing three major dinosaur groups and found that these creatures were characterized by warm body temperatures....

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