Exploring Prehistoric Life

Thu, 2019-06-06

Giant beavers (members of the genus Castoroides) inhabited North America throughout the mid- to late...

Mon, 2019-05-20

The original snake ancestor was a nocturnal, stealth-hunting predator that had tiny hindlimbs with ankles and toes, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology.

Fri, 2019-05-31

While fossils provide us clues of the basic anatomy and biology of extinct animals, rarely are they able to hint at how these ancient creatures socialized or behaved. This is simply due to the fact that freezing multiple creatures in the same moment in time would...

Sun, 2019-05-26

Almost half of all mammals have become extinct, with the proportion reaching two-thirds in the case of large mammals.

Fri, 2019-05-24

An international team of paleontologists has discovered 1,000- to 900-million-year-old microfossils of a fungus in estuarine shale of the Grassy Bay Formation in Arctic Canada. These multicellular organic-walled microfossils are more than half a billion years...

Sun, 2019-05-19

The men reported their rare find to a local museum where it was confirmed that the fossilised remains dated to the Cretaceous Period.

Sat, 2019-05-18

When the bones of an ancient heron were unearthed at a North Florida fossil site, the find wasn't made by researchers but by two Florida Museum of Natural History volunteers.

Sat, 2019-05-18

A teen searching for arrowheads in southern Iowa found something much bigger: the prehistoric jawbone of a mastodon.

Sat, 2019-05-18

The Gray Fossil Site in East Tennessee, which preserves the remains of a diverse ecosystem dating to the late Miocene to early...

Sat, 2019-05-18

Bedbugs are blood-sucking parasites in the family Cimicidae. A multinational research team led by University of Sheffield, the University Museum Bergen and Dresden University has compared the DNA of dozens...