Curiosities

Sat, 2021-03-13

Paleontologists from Canada, the United States and South Africa have unearthed the fossilized remains of larval and juvenile forms of four lamprey species that lived during the...

Fri, 2021-03-12

Comparison of fossil bone tissue allows more reliable assignment to individuals.

Thu, 2021-03-11

Noeggerathiales are enigmatic plants that existed during Carboniferous and...

Thu, 2021-03-11

Paleontologists in China have discovered what they say is the first non-avialan dinosaur fossil known to preserve an adult skeleton atop an egg clutch that contains embryonic remains.

Tue, 2021-03-09

Evolutionary arms races between marine animals overhauled ocean ecosystems on scales similar to the mass extinctions triggered...

Wed, 2021-03-24

Previously thought of as heavy, slow and sluggish, the 260-million-year-old predator, Anteosaurus, was a ferocious hunter-killer.

Sat, 2021-03-06

The rare fossil set has been valued in the tens of millions, and it's for good reasons.

Fri, 2021-03-05

The so-called Mount Holly mammoth (Mammuthus sp.) lived approximately 12,800 years ago in what is now ...

Thu, 2021-03-04

Scientists examined rock cores taken from the Chicxulub crater in Mexico, site of the asteroid impact that triggered dinosaur extinction, and found iridium, a telltale sign of asteroids....

Wed, 2021-03-03

Prehistoric heavyweights such as the Tyrannosaurus rex may have outcompeted their smaller rivals whilst in their teens, leaving medium-sized dinosaurs missing from the fossil...

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