Exploring Prehistoric Life

Thu, 2021-05-27

While the egg was about the same size as those laid by mainland emus, a duo of avian paleontologists from Australia and the United Kingdom used it to calculate the King Island emu (Dromaius...

Wed, 2021-05-26

A duo of paleontologists from San Diego State University and the San Diego Natural History Museum has explored the transition from raptorial feeding in early baleen whales (Mysticeti) to filter-...

Sat, 2021-05-22

A new genus and species of side-necked turtle that lived 96 million years ago (Cenomanian age of the Late Cretaceous period) has been identified from the...

Tue, 2021-05-18

A fossilized squid-like cephalopod holds crustacean remains in its arm crown and, in turn, represents the remains of the meal of a predatory shark, according to a new study.

Fri, 2021-05-14

Mosasaurs (family Mosasauridae) were specialized marine lizards that evolved and diversified during the Late...

Fri, 2021-05-14

The newly-discovered fossilized footprints were made by at least two mammalian species around 58 million years ago in a brackish water lagoon in what is now southern Wyoming, the United States, and may represent the earliest evidence of mammals gathering by the...

Fri, 2021-05-28

Colombia has a wealth of fossils, and geologists are leading the charge to both collect data and share ancient history with local communities.

Mon, 2021-05-24

To understand the origins of our lineage it is necessary to reconstruct the morphology, behavior and environment of the last common ancestor between modern humans and other apes. However, there is no scientific consensus on the phylogenetic positions of the...

Thu, 2021-05-06

A study published in Cretaceous Research expands the paleontological richness of continental fossils of the Lower Cretaceous with the discovery of a new water plant (charophytes), the species Mesochara dobrogeica. The study also...

Fri, 2021-05-07

Paleontologists working in museum collections in Italy, Switzerland, and Germany have identified five additional specimens of a 240-million-year-old ichthyosaur, named Besanosaurus leptorhynchus, which was previously known from a single fossil...

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