Exploring Prehistoric Life

Thu, 2019-06-20

Paleontologists have found two fossilized teeth of extinct cursorial hyenas (genus Chasmaporthetes) in the remote Old Crow River region in northern Yukon Territory, Canada.

Sat, 2019-06-15

Paleontologists have unearthed fossils of a giant trilobite species that inhabited Australian waters approximately 500 million years ago (...

Sat, 2019-06-15

A 40,000-year-old wolf's head was discovered in northern Russia — with its ears, fangs, brain and tongue perfectly intact in the permafrost. Scientists believe the beast from the Ice Age belonged to a now-extinct subspecies of wolf that lived during the same era...

Thu, 2019-06-13

Pterosaurs were winged flying reptiles that lived at the same time as dinosaurs, between 210 million and 65 million years ago. Previously, they were...

Tue, 2019-06-11

Fossil hunters have pieced together the remains of an enormous sea creature which is being labeled a real-life Loch Ness monster.

Tue, 2019-06-11

I guess if you've seen the Juarssic Park films, you might have a better idea of what it could be like, with a huge...

Thu, 2019-06-06

Giant beavers (members of the genus Castoroides) inhabited North America throughout the mid- to late...

Mon, 2019-05-20

The original snake ancestor was a nocturnal, stealth-hunting predator that had tiny hindlimbs with ankles and toes, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology.

Fri, 2019-05-31

While fossils provide us clues of the basic anatomy and biology of extinct animals, rarely are they able to hint at how these ancient creatures socialized or behaved. This is simply due to the fact that freezing multiple creatures in the same moment in time would...

Sun, 2019-05-26

Almost half of all mammals have become extinct, with the proportion reaching two-thirds in the case of large mammals.