Exploring Prehistoric Life

Tue, 2018-01-23

What is a Transitional Fossil? A transitional fossil is a fossil of an organism that has traits from multiple evolutionary stages.

Sun, 2018-01-14

The fish's 385 million-year-old remains suggest sharks and humans shared a common ancestor 440 million years ago.

Sat, 2018-01-13

Burrowing bats (family Mystacinidae) are only found now in New Zealand, but they once also lived in Australia.

Fri, 2018-01-19

Before humans, dinosaurs ruled the world, prowling the land, sea and air for around 165 million years. Here’s our pick of some of the best museums to see these spectacular creatures and spark your imagination, in no particular order…

Sat, 2018-01-06

A new discovery of fossil has been added to the paleontologists’ knowledge graph by a team from the University of Edinburgh that found a rare 170 million-year-old jawbone.

Sun, 2018-01-14

The Lost Worlds Revisited team has been reflecting on a bumper twelve months of palaeontological discoveries.

Sun, 2017-12-24

It is the first record of a plesiosaur from the Jurassic period in Antarctica. It is a carnivorous reptile of the sea that exceeded six meters in length. It was discovered...

Sun, 2017-12-24

Paleontologists at the University of Toronto (U of T) and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto have entirely revisited a tiny yet exceptionally fierce ancient sea creature called Habelia optata that has confounded scientists since it was first...

Sun, 2017-12-24

A detailed analysis of 3.465-billion-year-old microbial microfossils provides evidence to support an increasingly widespread understanding that life in the Universe is common.

Sun, 2017-12-24

An international team of paleontologists has found the remains of an unusual prehistoric bear that lived 3.5 million years ago (Pliocene epoch) in Canada’s High Arctic....

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