Exploring Prehistoric Life

Fri, 2020-02-07

Known as Dynamosuchus collisensis, the fossil was discovered in the dinosaur fossil hotbed of Agudo, in southern Brazil. It has been nicknamed the "T. rex of its time," according to researchers. The study has been published in the...

Wed, 2020-02-05

Scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have identified a new species of thalattosaur, a marine reptile that lived more than 200 million years ago.

Wed, 2020-02-05

When the dinosaur-killing asteroid hit the Earth about 66 million years ago, it wiped out 70 percent of all life on the...

Tue, 2020-02-04

A new study from Harvard University and the Field Museum of Natural History sheds light on how and when changes in the spine happened in mammal evolution. The research reveals how a combination of developmental changes and adaptive pressures in the spines of...

Sat, 2020-02-01

Kentucky's Mammoth Cave National Park is a long way from the ocean, but newly discovered fossils suggest the area was once teeming with...

Thu, 2020-01-30

During a trip to Mammoth Cave National Park in November, paleontologist John-Paul Hodnett was stunned.

Tue, 2020-01-28

A tooth embedded in a squid fossil tells a story of a battle at sea with the flying reptile.

Fri, 2020-01-24

Palaeoloxodon is an extinct genus of straight-tusked elephants that lived throughout Europe and Asia during the...

Fri, 2020-01-24

Around 375 million years ago, some fish began an extraordinary transformation that would change the history of life on Earth: their fins evolved into something like limbs that enabled them to walk on land.

Tue, 2020-01-21

The exceptionally preserved fossils of the oldest species of scorpion ever found have been unearthed in Wisconsin, the United States.

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