Exploring Prehistoric Life

Thu, 2019-08-08

An international group of paleontologists has found two incomplete bones from an ancient parrot with a mass of 7 kg, double that of the heaviest known parrot, the kakapo (Strigops habroptila...

Tue, 2019-08-06

New research, published recently in the journal Evolution, shows that some dinosaurs may have taken flight thanks to sex appeal.

Sat, 2019-08-03

Fossils excavated in Kirsehir province belong to elephants, primates, giraffes, horses, rhinos, cats, monkeys.

Wed, 2019-07-31

A fierce predator, with spiny claws and a round, rasping mouth, terrorized the Cambrian seafloor 508 million years ago as it...

Mon, 2019-07-29

The Miocene pillow basalts from the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area of central Washington hold an unlikely fossil mold of a small rhinoceros, preserved by sheer chance as it's...

Sat, 2019-07-27

Feared lost forever, the kauri moth Agathiphaga queenslandensis has been rediscovered near Rainbow Beach in southeast Queensland.

Sun, 2019-07-21

Paleontologists unearthed an 165-million-year-old Jurassic fossil that sheds light on how modern mammals learned to swallow. The ancient fossil is the earliest example of how modern...

Fri, 2019-07-19

The 165-million-year-old fossil of Microdocodon gracilis, a tiny, shrew-like animal, shows the earliest example of modern hyoid bones in mammal evolution.

Sun, 2019-07-14

A fossil jaw bone misidentified for 50 years turns out to belong to a bone-crushing mammal and is the first to be found in the Northwest, scientists said.

Fri, 2019-07-12

Paleontologists from China and other countries have discovered the fossil of a new species of tiny bird in Northern Myanmar that has one unusually long talon, providing valuable information on the evolution and behavior of ancient...

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