Exploring Prehistoric Life

Sun, 2019-11-03

An international team of researchers have discovered an amber containing an ancient bird dating back around 100 million years.

Sat, 2019-11-02

During the Tertiary period, a span of time that began after the dinosaurs went extinct and ended about 2.6 million years ago, a land bridge called Beringia connected what are today Siberia and Alaska.

Fri, 2019-11-01

The vast number of dinosaur footprints in Alaska reveal that high latitude hadrosaurs preferred tidally influenced habitats, according to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Texas.

Thu, 2019-10-31

The end-Triassic mass extinction occurred 201.51 million years ago and resulted in the demise of some 76% of all marine and land...

Fri, 2019-10-25

Paleontologists have discovered the fossils of a new type of early tetrapod (four-limbed vertebrate) in the Komi Republic. Dubbed Parmastega aelidae...

Fri, 2019-10-18

Fossils of ancient arthropods discovered in linear formation may indicate a collective behaviour either in response to environmental cues or as part of seasonal reproductive migration. The findings, which are published in Scientific Reports, suggest...

Wed, 2019-10-16

Named Lessiniabatis aenigmatica, the creature lived some 50 million years ago (Eocene epoch) in the waters of the western Tethys...

Sat, 2019-10-12

Saber-toothed cats, short-faced bears, and other ferocious mammals were the top predators of the ice age across most of the world. But not in Australia. Here, reptiles ruled: land-living crocs, monstrous snakes, and enormous relatives of the Komodo dragon,...

Mon, 2019-10-07

A fossil of a prehistoric sea marine reptile, the Ichthyosaurus, has finally been revealed after staying hidden for 170 years by God-fearing individuals who didn’t want to make any...

Sat, 2019-10-05

The 96 million-year-old fossilized bones discovered in Queensland, Australia, have been identified as a new genus and species of ornithocheirid pterosaur, Ferrodraco lentoni.