Exploring Prehistoric Life

Sat, 2019-10-12

Saber-toothed cats, short-faced bears, and other ferocious mammals were the top predators of the ice age across most of the world. But not in Australia. Here, reptiles ruled: land-living crocs, monstrous snakes, and enormous relatives of the Komodo dragon,...

Mon, 2019-10-07

A fossil of a prehistoric sea marine reptile, the Ichthyosaurus, has finally been revealed after staying hidden for 170 years by God-fearing individuals who didn’t want to make any...

Sat, 2019-10-05

The 96 million-year-old fossilized bones discovered in Queensland, Australia, have been identified as a new genus and species of ornithocheirid pterosaur, Ferrodraco lentoni.

Fri, 2019-10-04

Experts have found the first skeletal remains of a Phoebodus, an ancient shark in Morocco’s Anti-Atlas Mountains.

Fri, 2017-10-13

Kaprosuchus is a  genus of mahajangasuchid crocodyliform. It is known from a single nearly complete skull collected from the Upper...

Mon, 2019-09-30

Dinosaur bones can be seen in several museums around the world where we can learn about the prehistoric creatures that used to roam the Earth. These...

Fri, 2019-09-27

Making a legged robot walk is not as simple as it looks. Coordinating the motion of all its joints to achieve smooth motions, close to those of real animals, requires advanced engineering and careful observation of moving animals. But what if we don’t exactly know...

Wed, 2019-09-25

Rauisuchians — predatory crocodile-like creatures that lived during the Triassic period, some 210 million years ago — preyed on early herbivorous dinosaurs and...

Thu, 2019-09-19

Paleontologists have found the remains of a pelagornithid bird that lived 62 million years ago (early Paleocene epoch) in New Zealand.

Mon, 2019-09-16

When we think of marsupials (carrying young in a pouch) they are small and cute (opossum, wombat) to a little more menacing (kangaroos in boxing gloves) but nothing like Palorchestid marsupials, an extinct group of Australian megafauna, who were...

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