Exploring Prehistoric Life

Thu, 2018-06-14

This is the first time this kind of interaction between ticks and spiders has been documented in the fossil record. Even though ticks aren't a typical staple of spider diets, spiders can occasionally prey on ticks in modern ecosystems.

Thu, 2018-06-14

You wander a museum, glance at some dinosaur bones and think that one skull looks a little funny. You’ve discovered a new species.

Thu, 2018-06-14

The fossilized teeth of the elephant family that lived about 2 million years ago and were found in Iran. A rare find, made in the province of Ardabil in the northwest of the Islamic Republic.

Tue, 2018-06-12

Featherwing beetles are some of the smallest insects out there—and one researcher managed to spot an ancient specimen in a 99-million-year-old chunk of amber. Just half a millimeter long, this...

Tue, 2018-06-12

Brasilestes stardusti is the name given to the oldest known mammal found in Brazil. It lived in what is now the northwest of São Paulo State at the end of the...

Mon, 2018-06-11

Paleontologists slowly peeling back the earth from a dry river bed to the east of Athens have discovered the remains of prehistoric mammals that once roamed the region some 7.2 million years ago.

Sat, 2018-06-09

Fossils of two amphibians that lived within the Antarctic circle 360 million years ago are forcing scientists to rethink the origins of land vertebrates, including where these pioneers first appeared and the climatic conditions that spawned them....

Sun, 2018-06-10

Paleontologists have analyzed two fossils that have been found in Russia, discovering two new species of predatory creatures that had giant sabre teeth.

Wed, 2018-06-13

The oldest known animal ‘footprints’ on Earth, left by bilaterian animals with paired appendages about 545 million years ago, have been discovered in the Yangtze Gorges area of South China.

Thu, 2018-06-07

The fossil footprints for animal appendages was made in the Ediacaran Period, about 635 to 541 million years ago in China, according to the...

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