Exploring Prehistoric Life

Thu, 2021-01-14

A new species of small vulture that lived during the Quaternary period in the Greater Antilles has been identified from fossils found in western Cuba....

Wed, 2021-01-13

Paleontologists have described the first three-dimensional preservation of soft tissue in Namacalathus hermanastes, a skeletal metazoan (multicellular animal) that lived some 547...

Wed, 2021-01-13

A team of Chinese paleontologists has identified more than 240 fossilized dinosaur footprints in southeast China’s Fujian Province, the first traces of dinosaur activity found in the province.

Mon, 2021-01-11

A 99-million-year-old Hell Ant from the Cretaceous period is imprisoned in amber as it uses its scythe-like jaw and unusual headgear to bite its prey....

Mon, 2021-01-11

Evolution is the process of life adapting to its environment. And if you’re already perfect, why change? Here’s a list of four animals who got it...

Sat, 2021-01-09

Paleontologists from the Royal Ontario Museum and the University of Toronto have found and examined the fossilized remains of two subadult and one adult saber-toothed tigers (Smilodon...

Sat, 2021-01-02

Experts have unearthed a remarkable addition to Ice Age artefacts - an ancient ancestor to the modern-day rhino.

Mon, 2020-12-28

An early mammal called Priacodon fruitaensis was well adapted for powerful and precise biting, and had a varied faunivorous diet that likely included insects and small...

Wed, 2020-12-23

An ancient wolf pup, named Zhùr (means ‘wolf’ in the Hän language of the local Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in people), lived approximately 57,000 years ago and died in her den during a collapse of the sediments; during her short life, she ate aquatic resources, and is related...

Wed, 2020-12-23

A new genus and species of prehistoric crocodile, Paludirex vincenti, has been identified from fossils unearthed in Queensland, Australia.

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