Exploring Prehistoric Life
A semi-desert savanna has been inferred for the center of the Iberian Peninsula in the middle Miocene.
The dinosaur tracksite is located less a mile (1 km) west of the village of Plagne in the Department of the Ain, southern French Jura Mountains.
It might sound like something straight out of Jurassic Park but there’s a growing scientific movement trying to bring back extinct creatures...
Seen here for the first time, it may look somewhat scrambled but Siberian discovery holds huge scientific importance, say experts.
America has cultivated a reputation as being a place that offers new beginnings, especially when times get tough elsewhere—but now paleontologists think that tradition may actually date back 140 million years, to the days when dinosaurs roamed the Earth.
These days, if we want to see evidence of dinosaurs, we can go for a walk with a pair of binoculars aimed at the trees, or just spend some time scoping out a bird feeder.
“Most bones, tusks, and teeth from mammoths and other Ice Age animals haven’t survived,” said senior author Dr. Love Dalen, from the Swedish Museum of Natural History.
Fossil remains of two rat-like creatures understood to be the oldest known ancestors of humans have been discovered in Dorset.
With enormous predators like Tyrannosaurus rex skulking around in the daytime it is not surprising that the first mammals chose to live...