Exploring Prehistoric Life

Fri, 2021-02-19

A new species of extinct skink that lived during the Oligocene Epoch has been identified from the fossilized remains found in South Australia....

Thu, 2021-02-18

Bioluminescence has fascinated people since time immemorial. The majority of organisms able to produce their own light are beetles, specifically fireflies, glow-worm beetles, and their relatives.

Thu, 2021-02-18

A new understanding of an ancient leviathan is developing in the middle of a Nevada desert.

Wed, 2021-02-17

At the end of the Cretaceous period, about 66 million years ago, a 10-km impactor crashed into Earth near the site of the small town of Chicxulub in what is...

Tue, 2021-02-16

A new species of nostoceratid ammonite that lived during the Coniacian stage of the Cretaceous period has been identified from fossils found in Japan....

Tue, 2021-02-16

In the age of the dinosaurs, you could have walked from one pole to another. At that time, the continents were all joined together, forming the supercontinent Pangea. 

Sun, 2021-02-07

Scientists probing a prehistoric crocodile group’s shadowy past have discovered a timeless truth – pore over anyone’s family tree long enough, and something surprising will emerge.

Fri, 2021-02-05

It dates back 50 million years, so this group may be twice as old as previously assumed.

Thu, 2021-02-04

Paleontologists in Argentina have discovered what they say is one of the oldest-known fossils of the ground sloth Megatherium.

Tue, 2021-02-02

Paleontologists have found that Brindabellaspis stensioi, a species of long-beaked placoderm fish that lived...

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