Exploring Prehistoric Life

Fri, 2019-10-04

Experts have found the first skeletal remains of a Phoebodus, an ancient shark in Morocco’s Anti-Atlas Mountains.

Fri, 2017-10-13

Kaprosuchus is a  genus of mahajangasuchid crocodyliform. It is known from a single nearly complete skull collected from the Upper...

Mon, 2019-09-30

Dinosaur bones can be seen in several museums around the world where we can learn about the prehistoric creatures that used to roam the Earth. These...

Fri, 2019-09-27

Making a legged robot walk is not as simple as it looks. Coordinating the motion of all its joints to achieve smooth motions, close to those of real animals, requires advanced engineering and careful observation of moving animals. But what if we don’t exactly know...

Wed, 2019-09-25

Rauisuchians — predatory crocodile-like creatures that lived during the Triassic period, some 210 million years ago — preyed on early herbivorous dinosaurs and...

Thu, 2019-09-19

Paleontologists have found the remains of a pelagornithid bird that lived 62 million years ago (early Paleocene epoch) in New Zealand.

Mon, 2019-09-16

When we think of marsupials (carrying young in a pouch) they are small and cute (opossum, wombat) to a little more menacing (kangaroos in boxing gloves) but nothing like Palorchestid marsupials, an extinct group of Australian megafauna, who were...

Sat, 2019-09-14

FOR ANCIENT MAMMALIAN MEGAFAUNA—FROM BROWN bears to bison and more—death was something of a boy’s club. At least that...

Sat, 2019-09-14

Modern birds are descended from a group of two-legged dinosaurs known as theropods, a family that includes the notorious Tyrannosaurus rex as well as its smaller,...

Fri, 2019-09-13

The world’s oldest chelicerate, a group of predatory animals including horseshoe crabs, scorpions, and spiders, has been discovered in the Burgess Shale, located in the Canadian Rockies of British Columbia. Dubbed Mollisonia plenovenatrix...

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