Exploring Prehistoric Life

Thu, 2021-01-21

Found in a piece of mid-Cretaceous amber from northern Myanmar, the wonderfully-preserved male of Cretophengodes azari has a light organ on...

Wed, 2021-01-27

Dr. Laura Chornogubsky, a paleontologist in the Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales ‘Bernardino Rivadavia’ and CONICET, has described one new genus and three new species in the marsupial family...

Sat, 2021-01-16

Dire wolves (Canis dirus) are considered to be one of the most common and widespread large carnivores in...

Sat, 2021-01-16

An international team of paleontologists from Austria and Switzerland has uncovered an exceptionally well-preserved skeleton of Asteracanthus ornatissimus, a species of hybodontiform shark that...

Thu, 2021-01-14

A new species of small vulture that lived during the Quaternary period in the Greater Antilles has been identified from fossils found in western Cuba....

Wed, 2021-01-13

Paleontologists have described the first three-dimensional preservation of soft tissue in Namacalathus hermanastes, a skeletal metazoan (multicellular animal) that lived some 547...

Wed, 2021-01-13

A team of Chinese paleontologists has identified more than 240 fossilized dinosaur footprints in southeast China’s Fujian Province, the first traces of dinosaur activity found in the province.

Mon, 2021-01-11

A 99-million-year-old Hell Ant from the Cretaceous period is imprisoned in amber as it uses its scythe-like jaw and unusual headgear to bite its prey....

Mon, 2021-01-11

Evolution is the process of life adapting to its environment. And if you’re already perfect, why change? Here’s a list of four animals who got it...

Sat, 2021-01-09

Paleontologists from the Royal Ontario Museum and the University of Toronto have found and examined the fossilized remains of two subadult and one adult saber-toothed tigers (Smilodon...

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