Exploring Prehistoric Life

Thu, 2020-01-30

During a trip to Mammoth Cave National Park in November, paleontologist John-Paul Hodnett was stunned.

Tue, 2020-01-28

A tooth embedded in a squid fossil tells a story of a battle at sea with the flying reptile.

Fri, 2020-01-24

Palaeoloxodon is an extinct genus of straight-tusked elephants that lived throughout Europe and Asia during the...

Fri, 2020-01-24

Around 375 million years ago, some fish began an extraordinary transformation that would change the history of life on Earth: their fins evolved into something like limbs that enabled them to walk on land.

Tue, 2020-01-21

The exceptionally preserved fossils of the oldest species of scorpion ever found have been unearthed in Wisconsin, the United States.

Wed, 2020-01-15

Paleontologists from the University of Missouri have discovered the well-preserved digestive tracts in the fossils of microscopic animals called cloudinomorphs. The worm-like...

Sat, 2020-01-11

“It was just really lucky,” said Dr. Smith, who works at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and is part of the team that reported the find in Nature Communications.

Fri, 2019-12-27

Fossils of just about everything have been unearthed, from ancient feathers to ...

Wed, 2019-12-25

A Carboniferous-period fossil found in Nova Scotia, Canada, shows an ancient creature called a varanopid...

Tue, 2019-12-24

A new genus and species of lungfish that lived approximately 365 million years ago (Famennian stage of the Late Devonian period)...