Curiosities

Wed, 2021-01-06

In India, palaeontologists fear that the country’s rich fossil heritage is under threat in the absence of stringent laws and preservation efforts.

Fri, 2021-01-01

Allosaurus was one of the top predators of the Jurassic, which makes it one of the scariest animals of all time. Anything that could plausibly eat a full-...

Tue, 2020-12-29

From giant parrots and feathered dinosaurs to really old poop and The Bone Wars to the difference between body fossils and trace fossils, here are some fun...

Mon, 2020-12-28

An early mammal called Priacodon fruitaensis was well adapted for powerful and precise biting, and had a varied faunivorous diet that likely included insects and small...

Wed, 2020-12-23

Earth can be ruthlessly temperamental. Archaeologists found that out when the entire city of Pompeii emerged from volcanic ash, but...

Wed, 2020-12-23

An ancient wolf pup, named Zhùr (means ‘wolf’ in the Hän language of the local Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in people), lived approximately 57,000 years ago and died in her den during a collapse of the sediments; during her short life, she ate aquatic resources, and is related...

Wed, 2020-12-23

Paleontologists uncovered a great deal about the “terrible lizards” in 2020.

Sun, 2020-12-20

Do you know your ammonites from your ichthyosaurs? This winter, head out to these four fossil-rich stretches of the UK coastline for palaeontology tours, bracing beach walks and quirky museums.

Sat, 2020-12-19

A new genus and species of medium-sized python that lived during the early-middle Eocene Epoch has been identified from several nearly complete skeletons and...

Thu, 2020-12-17

Over the years, researchers have found ample evidence proving that the horned Triceratops and the...

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