Exploring Prehistoric Life
The biggest discoveries can be made by the unlikeliest of scientists, like a volunteer sifting through desert rocks.
A new study based on recent findings might shed a new light on annelids (ringed worms). Researchers now have solid evidence that these animals developed heads more than 500 million years ago. An extremely well-preserved fossil also suggests how the head...
Scientists say the fossilized remains of a brittle star that lived 435 million years ago belong to a new species.
Scientists using laser-imaging technology have documented and digitally preserved the first known set of theropod dinosaur tracks in the state of Arkansas.
What is a Transitional Fossil? A transitional fossil is a fossil of an organism that has traits from multiple evolutionary stages.
The fish's 385 million-year-old remains suggest sharks and humans shared a common ancestor 440 million years ago.
Burrowing bats (family Mystacinidae) are only found now in New Zealand, but they once also lived in Australia.
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…
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.