Curiosities

Sat, 2020-03-21

New research finds soot from global fires ignited by an asteroid impact could have blocked sunlight long enough to drive...

Thu, 2020-03-19

A topic of considerable interest to paleontologists is how dinosaur-dominated ecosystems were structured, how dinosaurs and co-occurring animals were distributed across the landscape, how they interacted with one another, and how these systems compared to...

Sat, 2020-03-28

The origin of digits in land vertebrates is hotly debated, but a new study suggests that human hands likely evolved from the fins of Elpistostege, a fish that lived more than 380 million years ago.

Mon, 2020-03-16

Last week scientists discovered the first Stegosaurus footprints in Scotland. Which other prehistoric...

Sun, 2020-03-15

The dinosaurs went extinct about 65 million years ago; still, they are the major attraction of any paleontologist. For those who don’t know the scientists who study dinosaur bones (or fossils) are called paleontologists. Yes, Ross Geller’s occupation in...

Fri, 2020-03-13

Paleontologists have found an exceptionally well-preserved and diminutive skull of a previously unknown bird-like dinosaur species in a piece of Cretaceous-period...

Wed, 2020-03-11

Torreites sanchezi, an extinct species of rudist clam that lived during the...

Tue, 2020-03-10

Paleontologists have long determined that modern-day birds evolved from smaller members of the two-legged, meat-eating theropods, such as velociraptors. However, for many years, the only transitional fossil linking the two had been that of the...

Sun, 2020-03-08

This stereotypical portrayal of a dinosaur is the dinosaur of our imaginations. It is not an accurate portrayal of what a dinosaur really was like.

Sat, 2020-03-07

Researchers at the University of Bonn are investigating the conservation status of the reptile, which is up to 20 million years old.

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