Exploring Prehistoric Life

Thu, 2020-03-19

Like a snapshot, amber preserves bygone worlds. An international team of paleontologists from the University of Bonn has now described four new beetle species in fossilized tree resin from Myanmar, which belong to the Kateretidae family....

Sat, 2020-03-28

The origin of digits in land vertebrates is hotly debated, but a new study suggests that human hands likely evolved from the fins of Elpistostege, a fish that lived more than 380 million years ago.

Tue, 2020-03-17

The fossilised skin belongs to the Palaeeudyptes gunnari, one of the many extinct types of penguins that lived in Antarctica during the...

Sat, 2020-03-07

Researchers at the University of Bonn are investigating the conservation status of the reptile, which is up to 20 million years old.

Fri, 2020-03-06

Ancient marine creatures once believed to have been mere ‘bit players’ in the fossil record have now found fame.

Thu, 2020-03-05

Dubbed Uintan paraortygid, the ancient bird lived some 44 million years ago during the Eocene Epoch....

Wed, 2020-03-04

The surface of Earth was likely covered by a global ocean 3.24 billion years ago (Archean Eon), according to a new study published in the journal Nature Geoscience....

Sun, 2020-03-01

A new paper published by University of New South Wales (UNSW) researchers in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology said the lion was about the size of a house cat and roamed ancient Australia during the...

Sat, 2020-02-29

The left forelimb of an anole lizard (genus Anolis) has been found perfectly preserved in a piece of Miocene-Epoch amber from the Dominican Republic.

Sat, 2020-02-29

An enigmatic worm-like animal called Facivermis yunnanicus lost lower limbs for tube-dwelling lifestyle, according to ...