Exploring Prehistoric Life

Sat, 2020-12-05

A team of paleontologists from Australia and the United Kingdom has found that ancient deep-sea creatures called radiodonts developed sophisticated eyes over 500 million years ago (...

Mon, 2020-11-30

Paleontologists are lucky to find complete sets of fossilised bones. Sometimes, they get even luckier, finding preserved impressions of delicate features like feathers. Beyond those clues, though, most of the biology of extinct species — their DNA, internal organs...

Mon, 2020-12-28

Paleontologists in Madagascar have identified a new genus and species of enantiornithine bird that had a long and deep beak, a morphology that was previously unknown among...

Tue, 2020-11-24

Paleontologists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and the University of Calgary in Canada have provided new proof of parallel evolution: conodonts, early vertebrates from the...

Sun, 2020-11-22

When and how did the first animals appear? Science has long sought an answer. Uppsala University researchers and colleagues in Denmark have now jointly found, in Greenland, embryo-like microfossils up to 570 million years old, revealing that organisms of this type...

Sat, 2020-11-21

Paleontologists in Morocco have found fossil fragments from a previously undescribed genus and species of symmoriiform shark that lived during the Late...

Thu, 2020-11-19

A new species of sandpiper has been identified from multiple Holocene fossil bones collected several decades ago on ...

Thu, 2020-11-19

Dinosaurs were doing well and could have continued to dominate Planet Earth if they had not been wiped out by an asteroid, new research has found....

Fri, 2020-11-13

Named Eomonachus belegaerensis, the marine creature was around 2.5 m (8.2 feet) in length and has a mass between 200 and 250 kg.

Thu, 2020-11-12

TRT World talks to Serdar Mayda, paleontologist, about the Mastodon remains that were recently unearthed in Canakkale’s Ezine district.

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