Exploring Prehistoric Life

Sun, 2021-02-07

Scientists probing a prehistoric crocodile group’s shadowy past have discovered a timeless truth – pore over anyone’s family tree long enough, and something surprising will emerge.

Fri, 2021-02-05

It dates back 50 million years, so this group may be twice as old as previously assumed.

Thu, 2021-02-04

Paleontologists in Argentina have discovered what they say is one of the oldest-known fossils of the ground sloth Megatherium.

Tue, 2021-02-02

Paleontologists have found that Brindabellaspis stensioi, a species of long-beaked placoderm fish that lived...

Sun, 2021-01-31

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have discovered a fossil of the earliest starfish-like animal, which helps us understand the origins of the nimble-armed creature.

Thu, 2021-01-28

The giant dinosaur Spinosaurus acted like modern herons or storks, taking fish and other aquatic...

Sat, 2021-01-23

Paleontologists have identified a new fossil genus and species of primitive praying mantis from fore- and hind-wing imprints discovered in Labrador, Canada.

Wed, 2021-01-20

Paleontologists in Italy have discovered an assemblage of fossil footprints left by an Early Triassic archosauriform.

Thu, 2021-01-21

A new genus and species of caimanine alligatorid being named Chinatichampsus wilsonorum has been discovered by a team of paleontologists from Virginia Tech, the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Iowa.

Thu, 2021-01-21

A bizarre new genus and species of mosasaur with teeth unlike those of any known reptile has been identified from fossils found in Morocco.

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