Curiosities

Sat, 2020-08-29

Scelidosaurus harrisonii, an armored dinosaur that lived around 193 million years ago (Early...

Thu, 2020-09-03

An international research team has discovered that dinosaurs developed yearly growth lines on their bones throughout their lives, a find that sheds light on growth patterns of the ancient animals.

Fri, 2020-08-28

Male lions typically have manes. Male peacocks have six-foot-long tail feathers. Female eagles and hawks can be about 30% bigger than males. But if you only had these animals' fossils to go off of, it would be hard to confidently say that those differences were...

Tue, 2020-08-25

A re-analysis of fossils from one of Europe's most significant paleontological sites reveals a wide diversity of animal species, including a large terrestrial monkey, short-necked giraffe, rhinos and saber-toothed cats.

Tue, 2020-08-25

A new fossil of Guizhouichthyosaurus, a 5-m- (16.4-foot) long ichthyosaur that swam in Middle Triassic oceans some 240 million years ago, contains...

Tue, 2020-08-25

The intervertebral discs connect the vertebrae and give the spine its mobility. The disc consists of a cartilaginous fibrous ring and a gelatinous core as a buffer. It has always been assumed that only humans and other mammals have discs. A misconception, as a...

Sat, 2020-08-22

A team of paleontologists and mechanical and biomedical engineers has compared CT scans of the fossilized bones of hadrosaurs and other...

Fri, 2020-08-21

Paleontologists have made the unusual discovery of a near perfect ichthyosaurus skeleton with another impressive skeleton residing within its stomach, proving that the prehistoric reptile was in fact an apex predator.

Tue, 2020-08-18

Paleontologists have found that Aulacopleura koninckii, a species of trilobite that...

Thu, 2020-08-13

Extinct semi-aquatic beavers of the genus Dipoides lived 4 million years ago (Pliocene epoch) in the Canadian High Arctic and were...

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