Exploring Prehistoric Life

Sun, 2021-01-31

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have discovered a fossil of the earliest starfish-like animal, which helps us understand the origins of the nimble-armed creature.

Thu, 2021-01-28

The giant dinosaur Spinosaurus acted like modern herons or storks, taking fish and other aquatic...

Sat, 2021-01-23

Paleontologists have identified a new fossil genus and species of primitive praying mantis from fore- and hind-wing imprints discovered in Labrador, Canada.

Wed, 2021-01-20

Paleontologists in Italy have discovered an assemblage of fossil footprints left by an Early Triassic archosauriform.

Thu, 2021-01-21

A new genus and species of caimanine alligatorid being named Chinatichampsus wilsonorum has been discovered by a team of paleontologists from Virginia Tech, the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Iowa.

Thu, 2021-01-21

A bizarre new genus and species of mosasaur with teeth unlike those of any known reptile has been identified from fossils found in Morocco.

Thu, 2021-01-21

Found in a piece of mid-Cretaceous amber from northern Myanmar, the wonderfully-preserved male of Cretophengodes azari has a light organ on...

Wed, 2021-01-27

Dr. Laura Chornogubsky, a paleontologist in the Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales ‘Bernardino Rivadavia’ and CONICET, has described one new genus and three new species in the marsupial family...

Sat, 2021-01-16

Dire wolves (Canis dirus) are considered to be one of the most common and widespread large carnivores in...

Sat, 2021-01-16

An international team of paleontologists from Austria and Switzerland has uncovered an exceptionally well-preserved skeleton of Asteracanthus ornatissimus, a species of hybodontiform shark that...

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