Curiosities

Wed, 2021-06-16

In 2020, paleontologists described an ancient species, Oculudentavis khaungraae, based on a tiny skull trapped in a piece of...

Sat, 2021-06-12

It is time to meet Australotitan cooperensis, a new species of giant sauropod from Eromanga in southwest...

Sat, 2021-06-12

Paleoclimatologists have precisely reconstructed monthly sea surface temperatures at around 50 °N latitude from fossil shells of bivalve mollusks that lived during the Campanian...

Mon, 2021-06-07

A recent poll has found that a lot of Americans need to do some reading up on their knowledge of dinosaurs.

Sat, 2021-06-05

Paleontologists have examined 6,800- to 4,600-year-old coprolites attributed to the little bush moa (Anomalopteryx didiformis). The results support the current hypothesis...

Thu, 2021-06-03

In a paper published in the journal PeerJ, paleontologists present bite force estimates for a juvenile ...

Mon, 2021-05-31

Behind the movie star persona, there's a dinosaur more fascinating than anything Hollywood dreamt up.

Thu, 2021-05-27

While the egg was about the same size as those laid by mainland emus, a duo of avian paleontologists from Australia and the United Kingdom used it to calculate the King Island emu (Dromaius...

Wed, 2021-05-26

A duo of paleontologists from San Diego State University and the San Diego Natural History Museum has explored the transition from raptorial feeding in early baleen whales (Mysticeti) to filter-...

Sat, 2021-05-15

Ancient bones and teeth gleam under bright lights in the Melbourne Museum, surrounded by throngs of excited children — and more than one captivated adult.

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