Exploring Prehistoric Life

Wed, 2020-06-03

A 425-million-year-old fossil millipede from Scotland is the oldest-known ‘bug’ (an insect, arachnid or other related creature), according to new research published in the...

Tue, 2020-06-02

A 246 million-year-old extinct marine reptile that died with its unborn offspring still in its womb has been identified as a new species. 

Tue, 2020-06-02

Named Wightia declivirostris, it belongs to Tapejaridae, a bizarre group of small- to medium-sized pterosaurs with wingspans of up to 4 m.

Wed, 2020-05-20

Skeleton high on a London museum wall -- mostly ignored for a century -- spurs a study finding that the creatures swam in seas from England to Russia to the Arctic, Baylor University researcher says.

Fri, 2020-05-15

A team of paleontologists from Australia and the UK has found fullerene-like structures in Cretaceous-period crinoids, marine animals related to starfish, sea...

Thu, 2020-05-14

Fossil footprints discovered nearly 80 years ago in a sandstone quarry at Berowra have been identified as the traces of a four-legged animal swimming in a river nearly a quarter of a billion years ago.

Fri, 2020-05-08

An international team of paleontologists from the University of Plymouth, the University of Kansas and the Forge Fossils has found a specimen of the squid-like cephalopod Clarkeiteuthis montefiorei...

Thu, 2020-05-07

Priosphenodon specimens found in Argentina show the Late Cretaceous reptile evolved to have tooth enamel that could withstand wear and tear....

Fri, 2020-05-01

A new species of gondwanatherian mammal from the Cretaceous Period has been identified from a very well-preserved fossilized skeleton found on the island of...

Tue, 2020-04-28

A large number of ferocious predators, including predatory dinosaurs, pterosaurs and crocodile-like creatures, made Sahara the most dangerous place on Earth, according to an analysis of fossils from the...