Exploring Prehistoric Life

Sat, 2020-02-22

In a new study published in the journal Communications Biology, an international team of researchers radiocarbon-dated an ...

Sat, 2020-02-22

A new fossil study from Stanford University shows extinction was unexpectedly common among smaller sea creatures in the deep past.

Fri, 2020-02-21

The discovery of a new species of prehistoric reptile from Germany is reported in Scientific Reports. The anatomical features of the species, named Vellbergia bartholomaei, add to our understanding of the early evolution of...

Fri, 2020-02-21

One hundred million years ago, a bee got trapped in tree resin. Over time, geological forces converted the resin to amber. Now a scientist arrives on the scene, to tell us this bee’s story.

Tue, 2020-02-18

An international team of paleontologists has unearthed several well-preserved shells and the first known jaw specimen of Stupendemys geographicus, a species of freshwater side-necked turtle that...

Fri, 2020-02-14

In a paper published online in the journal Palaeodiversity, Oregon State University’s Professor George Poinar Jr. described a new family, genus and species of pollen-collecting bee found in...

Thu, 2020-02-13

A team of researchers with Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Universidade Federal do Acre and the Paleontological Institute and Museum has discovered the ancient remains of a giant, extinct, tiny-brained rodent that once lived in South America. In their paper...

Tue, 2020-02-11

An international team of researchers announced that they have discovered an amber containing parts of an "unusually large" ancient bird wing dating back around 99 million years.

Sun, 2020-02-09

This find is the region’s first occurrence of the mammal and expands the species’ distribution range.

Sat, 2020-02-08

Woolly mammoths (Mammuthus primigenius) were among the most abundant cold adapted species during the...