Exploring Prehistoric Life

Tue, 2019-11-19

A 91-million-year-old fossil shark newly named Cretodus houghtonorum discovered in Kansas joins a list of large dinosaur-era animals. Preserved in sediments deposited in an ancient ocean called the Western Interior Seaway that covered the...

Thu, 2019-11-14

Paleontologists have discovered the fossilized feathers of dinosaurs and birds that lived 118 million years ago (Early Cretaceous period) in polar environment...

Wed, 2019-11-13

Since Charles Darwin, insect pollination was thought to be a key contributor to the Cretaceous rise of flowering plants (angiosperms). Both insects and flowering plants were common during the mid-...

Tue, 2019-11-12

Paleontologists in Switzerland have unearthed an exceptionally rare fossil jaw of an ancient creature known as a pliosaur.

Sat, 2019-11-09

A new sphenisciform fossil from the north island of New Zealand further resolves the bauplan of extinct giant penguins.

Fri, 2019-11-08

A previously unknown species of great ape that was well adapted to both walking upright as well as using all four limbs while climbing has been identified from fossils found in southern Germany.

Fri, 2019-11-08

Greek researcher George Georgalis from the University of Toronto named the 5.5- to 6-million-year-old snakes: Periergophis micros and Paraxenophis spanios.

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.

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