Exploring Prehistoric Life

Thu, 2019-04-11

A newly-discovered trove in central China containing soft-bodied fossils that date back 518 million years sheds new light on the diversity of early animal life during the...

Tue, 2019-04-09

An international team of researchers from Australia and the United Kingdom has discovered a new species of pig-footed bandicoot which has been extinct for more than half a century.

Sat, 2019-04-06

A new species of ancient whale ancestor has been identified from a fossilized skeleton found in Peru.

Tue, 2019-04-02

A new species of mastodon that lived during the Pleistocene Epoch has been identified from fossil found in California and Idaho....

Fri, 2019-03-29

The national park on the site where George Washington and the struggling Continental Army endured a tough winter during the American Revolution boasts a new feature that’s a couple of hundred million years old – dozens of fossilized dinosaur footprints discovered...

Sat, 2019-03-30

The remains belonged to the most powerful carnivore of Argentina's Quaternary Period.

Fri, 2019-03-29

Carcharocles megalodon, also known simply as the Megalodon or “Meg,” is arguably the largest macro-predator the world has ever known. The species...

Thu, 2019-03-28

If you ponder mammoths, certain species of which died out a mere 3,000 or so years ago, their existence is but a breath away from our own. Echoes of their lives can be seen in today’s elephants, which lumber across our world in ways that might not be so different...

Wed, 2019-03-27

They're calling it the "Jurassic Mile," where dinosaurs once chased prey through muck and some of the biggest creatures of 150 million years ago lumbered over a tropical flood plain.

Wed, 2019-03-27

Animal life exploded in diversity and form during the Cambrian Period about 500 million years ago. An international team of...