Exploring Prehistoric Life

Fri, 2021-03-26

Paleontologists from Flinders University have examined the brains of four species of extinct giant mihirungs (dromornithid birds): Ilbandornis woodburnei and three species of the genus Dromornis.

Fri, 2021-03-26

Congruus kitcheneri, an extinct species of kangaroo that lived in Australia between 2.6 million and 12,000 years ago, was adapted for climbing trees, although it was larger and not as specialized for arboreal living as the tree-...

Wed, 2021-03-24

Fossil find from Canada could rewrite the evolutionary history of invertebrate organisms.

Sat, 2021-03-20

A new species of shark with hypertrophied, slender pectoral fins has been identified from the fossilized remains discovered in northern Mexico.

Thu, 2021-03-18

Hirmoneura messelense, a newly described species of nemestrinid fly that lived approximately 47.5 million years ago (Eocene Epoch),...

Wed, 2021-03-17

Paleontologists from the United States and China have examined the middle ear bones (ossicles) of Vilevolodon diplomylos, a gliding ...

Wed, 2021-03-17

Just how big was the prehistoric super-sized shark Megalodon? Scientists have been debating the point for more than 100 years.

Tue, 2021-03-16

A new genus and species of aristonectine elasmosaurid plesiosaur has been described from a partial skeleton found in central Chile.

Sat, 2021-03-13

Paleontologists from Canada, the United States and South Africa have unearthed the fossilized remains of larval and juvenile forms of four lamprey species that lived during the...

Tue, 2021-03-09

Evolutionary arms races between marine animals overhauled ocean ecosystems on scales similar to the mass extinctions triggered...