Exploring Prehistoric Life

Fri, 2019-04-26

An international team of paleontologists has found the exceptionally preserved fossilized remains of an enigmatic new type of crab, Callichimaera perplexa, which lived approximately 95 million years ago (mid-...

Sat, 2019-04-20

A gigantic meat-eating mammal has been discovered — after its jaw, portions of its skull, and parts of its skeleton spent several decades sitting in a museum.

Thu, 2019-04-18

Dr. Steven May, a paleontology research associate at the University of Texas at Austin, has studied and identified an extensive collection of fossils from dig sites near Beeville, Texas. The ...

Fri, 2019-04-12

An early human species with a unique mix of primitive (that is, Australopithecus-like) and derived (that is, Homo sapiens-like) morphological features lived in the Philippines approximately 50,000-70,000 years ago, an international team of paleoanthropologists has...

Sat, 2019-04-13

An international team of paleontologists has found the remains of an extinct sea cucumber in 430 million-year-old (Silurian Period) fossil-rich deposits...

Thu, 2019-04-11

A newly-discovered trove in central China containing soft-bodied fossils that date back 518 million years sheds new light on the diversity of early animal life during the...

Tue, 2019-04-09

An international team of researchers from Australia and the United Kingdom has discovered a new species of pig-footed bandicoot which has been extinct for more than half a century.

Sat, 2019-04-06

A new species of ancient whale ancestor has been identified from a fossilized skeleton found in Peru.

Tue, 2019-04-02

A new species of mastodon that lived during the Pleistocene Epoch has been identified from fossil found in California and Idaho....

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