Exploring Prehistoric Life

Fri, 2018-03-30

But the pair of oval-shaped fossils unveiled Thursday at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences date back 97 million years, eggs from a feathered dinosaur that stood tall as a rooftop.

Tue, 2018-03-27

Scientists studying a giant fossilized lion skull think it could be evidence of a previously unknown population of lions.

Sun, 2018-03-25

After half a century of studying prehistoric fish fossils, Chinese paleontologist Chang Meemann has a favorite: Youngolepis.

Sun, 2018-03-25

Scientists have identified a new species of reptile from prehistoric Connecticut and, boy, does it have a mouth on it.

Thu, 2018-04-05

The tracks were made by massive dinosaurs some 170 million years ago (Middle Jurassic period), in a muddy, shallow lagoon.

Fri, 2018-03-23

The ocean may be the origin of all life on Earth, but that isn’t to say that all the animals who evolved on land left the water behind forever.

Sat, 2018-03-24

Bony fishes are the most diverse of all extant vertebrate groups. A comprehensive phylogenetic analysis of the group now provides new insights into its 250-million-year evolutionary history.

Sat, 2018-03-24

Fossil pelvises suggest brooding might have evolved late in modern birds.

Sat, 2018-03-24

A 200 million year old sauropod has been diagnosed with osteomyelitis, a severe bone disease, according to a scientific paper published on Thursday.

Fri, 2013-09-27

The ancient fossil, just discovered in China, could upend our understanding of how all vertebrates evolved over time.

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