But this is merely the latest in a long line of fossil discoveries that have made Scotland one of the world's great hunting grounds for palaeontologists.
The Tasmanian tiger has been extinct for more than 80 years — but that could be about to change.
What started with a little landscaping, turned into an all-out excavation project with local paleontologists gathering and removing the 16,000-year-old bones.
The display also features a section of the Silvisaurus’ armor — a key feature of the dinosaur’s morphology — allowing museum visitors to feel the texture of the plating.
A new two-pronged approach to analyzing dinosaur teeth reveals that, while all of the dinosaurs in the study were meat-eaters, when sidling up to The Old Cretaceous Country Buffet some went for the soft-serve prey and others gravitated toward the hard stuff....
Between about 10,000 and 15,000 thousand years ago, it was a very different place, with large animals like mammoths, giant ground sloths and humans leaving ghostly footprints etched in the crusty ground.
Paleontologists from Bulgaria and Macedonia are excavating the fossilized remains of a prehistoric elephant believed to pre-date the mammoth, after its bones were discovered accidentally by a man working in a field.
Representatives of the Pleistocene...
French auction house Binoche et Giquello has sold two dinosaur skeletons at top dollar.
Paleontologists have finally known that the last of the dodos, which has been kept in an Oxford museum, did not die of natural causes but by a gunshot.