Exploring Prehistoric Life

Sat, 2021-07-31

Paleontologists have found possible sponge body fossils in 890-million-year-old microbial reefs in northwestern Canada. If verified, they may pre-date the next-oldest undisputed sponge fossils by around 350 million years.

Fri, 2021-07-30

Over 1,000 perfectly-preserved echinoderm specimens dating back 167 million years (Jurassic period) have been excavated in a quarry in the ...

Wed, 2021-07-28

Paleontologists Discover Fossilized Central Nervous System of 310 Million-Years-Old Arthropod.

Tue, 2021-07-27

Paleontologists in Argentina have found a fossilized jaw of the extinct bat species Desmodus draculae inside an ancient burrow of a giant sloth.

Sat, 2021-07-24

The humerus bones of the newly-hatched pterosaurs were stronger than those of adults pterosaurs, indicating that they would have been strong enough for...

Fri, 2021-07-16

A new genus and species of extinct rodent has been identified from two fossilized teeth found in Puerto Rico.

Fri, 2021-07-16

Paleontologists have discovered the exceptionally well-preserved, 3.42-billion-year-old filamentous microfossils in a paleo-subseafloor hydrothermal vein system in what is now South Africa; the filaments colonized the walls of conduits created by low-temperature...

Thu, 2021-07-08

The two new species, named Leptolophus cuestai and Leptolophus franzeni, lived 37 million years ago in what is now Spain.

Sat, 2021-07-03

new study, published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution, challenges claims that early humans slaughtered mammoths, mastodonts and prehistoric elephants to extinction...

Fri, 2021-07-02

By scanning a fossilized coprolite of Silesaurus opolensis, a dinosaur relative that lived 230 million years ago (...

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