Exploring Prehistoric Life

Tue, 2020-07-28

A team of paleontologists from Italy and Spain has compared the only well-preserved skull of Crocodylus checchiai, an extinct species of crocodile that lived in what is now Libya about 7...

Fri, 2020-07-24

Scientists have found fossil evidence in Coahuila of a flying reptile whose existence in Mexico was previously unknown.

Fri, 2020-07-24

A new extinct genus and species of pigeon has been identified from fossils found on six islands (Foa, Lifuka, ‘Uiha, Ha‘afeva, Tongatapu, and ‘Eua) in the Kingdom of Tonga.

Thu, 2020-07-23

An extinct species of giant owl that lived 40,000 years ago (Pleistocene epoch) and preyed on smaller owls has been identified from fossils...

Sun, 2020-07-19

Paleontologists unearthed five species of ancient marsupials, including one brand new, previously undiscovered species, in the Brule Formation on two ranches near Dickinson.

Tue, 2020-07-14

Step aside, skeletons—a new world of biochemical 'signatures' found in all kinds of ancient fossils is revealing itself to paleontologists, providing a new avenue for insights into major evolutionary questions.

Tue, 2020-07-14

A new species of alvarezsaurid dinosaur that lived approximately 66 million years ago (Cretaceous period) has been unearthed in the Hell Creek Formation of...

Sat, 2020-07-11

Paleontologists have found and described the first nearly complete skeleton of Ankylorhiza tiedemani, an extinct large dolphin that lived about 24 million years ago (...

Fri, 2020-07-10

An international team of paleontologists from the UK, Italy and Switzerland has created the first digital reconstruction of the skull of Leithia melitensis, an extinct gigantic dormouse that lived on Malta and Sicily around two million years ago....

Thu, 2020-07-09

Let’s turn back the hands of time. Before extinction knocked dinosaurs off their pillar, before the “Great Dying” extinction wiped out 95% of all organisms – we had the...