Exploring Prehistoric Life

Fri, 2020-11-06

Scientists explain the significance of Chengjiang fauna, exceptionally preserved fossils found in China

Sat, 2020-11-07

Paleontologists in China have uncovered exceptionally preserved fossils of a previously unknown genus and species of extinct arthropod, Kylinxia zhangi, that provides important insights into the phylogenetic relationships among early arthropods...

Fri, 2020-11-06

Paleontologists have uncovered a previously unknown species of cynodont that lived during the Triassic period in what is now Arizona, the United States....

Wed, 2020-11-04

In 2017, while browsing the fossil collections of Yale's Peabody Museum of Natural History, University of Texas at Austin graduate student Simon Scarpetta came across a small lizard skull, just under an inch long.

Wed, 2020-11-04

Filikomys primaevus, a new genus and species of multituberculate mammal that lived during the Late Cretaceous period, has been identified from...

Tue, 2020-11-03

New research reports on discovery of 5-million-year-old honey badger-like animal from West Coast of South Africa.

Fri, 2020-10-30

In a new study published this week in the journal Nature, a team of researchers from the United Kingdom combined fossil records with a new model of flight to measure flight...

Fri, 2020-10-30

Paleontologists have found two nearly complete skeletons from a new genus and species of nothosauroid marine reptile that lived during the Middle Triassic in what is now...

Thu, 2020-10-29

Paleontologists have described new fossils of pelagornithid birds from the middle Eocene Submeseta Formation on Seymour Island, Antarctica.

Wed, 2020-10-28

Large tidal ranges from the Late Silurian to the Late Devonian period (420 to 380 million years ago) could have fostered both the...