Exploring Prehistoric Life

Wed, 2021-03-24

Previously thought of as heavy, slow and sluggish, the 260-million-year-old predator, Anteosaurus, was a ferocious hunter-killer.

Fri, 2021-03-05

The so-called Mount Holly mammoth (Mammuthus sp.) lived approximately 12,800 years ago in what is now ...

Wed, 2021-03-03

Of all the prehistoric creatures that once filled the skies, you don’t get much bigger — or weirder — than the Quetzalcoatlus.

Wed, 2021-03-03

Neanderthals evolved the auditory capacities to support a vocal communication system as efficient as modern human speech, according to new research led by Universidad de Alcalá scientists.

Tue, 2021-03-02

Paleontologists in the United States have discovered and analyzed the fossilized remains from two species of Purgatorius, the oldest genus in a group of the earliest-known...

Thu, 2021-02-25

SFU-led research team uncovers how fossil dragonfly relatives have been misclassified due to their striking similarity.

Tue, 2021-02-23

New research unveiled the earliest evidence of octopus predation in the fossil record. The evidence consists of tiny holes drilled in the clams they preyed upon during the...

Tue, 2021-02-23

Paleontologists in Morocco have unearthed a crushed ossified lung of an enormous marine coelacanth that lived during the Late Cretaceous period, about 66...

Fri, 2021-02-19

A new species of extinct skink that lived during the Oligocene Epoch has been identified from the fossilized remains found in South Australia....

Thu, 2021-02-18

Bioluminescence has fascinated people since time immemorial. The majority of organisms able to produce their own light are beetles, specifically fireflies, glow-worm beetles, and their relatives.

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