Exploring Prehistoric Life

Thu, 2020-02-27

All other cave-dwelling animals originate from the current Cenozoic Era, beginning 66 million years ago when three quarters of plant and...

Wed, 2020-02-26

Paleontologists have discovered the microscopic fossilized remains of green seaweed near Dalian in the Liaoning province of northern China. The microfossils are approximately one billion years old. They represent a previously unknown species of green seaweed,...

Tue, 2020-02-25

A new genus and species of hairy cicada that lived around 100 million years ago (Cretaceous period) has been identified from a fossilized wing found in Canada...

Fri, 2020-02-28

The fossil of a pterosaur, a group of flying reptiles ruling the Mesozoic skies, was named after the flying creatures featured in the popular fantasy world...

Sat, 2020-02-22

They lived on the Earth about 166-168 million years ago, in the Middle Jurassic.

Sat, 2020-02-22

In a new study published in the journal Communications Biology, an international team of researchers radiocarbon-dated an ...

Sat, 2020-02-22

A new fossil study from Stanford University shows extinction was unexpectedly common among smaller sea creatures in the deep past.

Fri, 2020-02-21

The discovery of a new species of prehistoric reptile from Germany is reported in Scientific Reports. The anatomical features of the species, named Vellbergia bartholomaei, add to our understanding of the early evolution of...

Fri, 2020-02-21

One hundred million years ago, a bee got trapped in tree resin. Over time, geological forces converted the resin to amber. Now a scientist arrives on the scene, to tell us this bee’s story.

Tue, 2020-02-18

An international team of paleontologists has unearthed several well-preserved shells and the first known jaw specimen of Stupendemys geographicus, a species of freshwater side-necked turtle that...

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