Exploring Prehistoric Life

Sat, 2018-05-26

Long-extinct relatives of today's dogs and wolves may have used their powerful jaws to crush bones, and the proof is in the animals' fossilized poop.

Sat, 2018-05-26

Researchers have figured out how the genome of a dinosaur might have looked by studying turtles and birds.

Sat, 2018-05-26

Scientists have discovered fossilised dandruff on the skin of a feathered Microraptor.


Sat, 2018-05-26

After the most fatal asteroid struck Chicxulub in Mexico near about sixty-six million years ago ending the dinosaur age,...

Sun, 2018-05-27

Mass extinctions aren’t fun times. There’s a reason (usually more than one, actually) species disappear in droves. Untangling...

Sat, 2018-05-12

A discovery by scientists at the University of Kent has provided significant insight into the overall genome structure of dinosaurs.


Thu, 2018-05-24

In 2006 a team of paleontologists in Utah were examining the fossils of a large dinosaur when they discovered beneath its foot a tiny skull unlike anything they had seen in the area.


Wed, 2018-05-23

A new study of how ligaments restrict joint movement suggests that pterosaurs and 'four-winged' dinosaurs couldn't have flown in the same way that bats do. 

Thu, 2018-05-24

If you visit the Hall of Vertebrate Origins at the American Museum of Natural History, you'll find a mounted skeleton of Rutiodon carolinensis, a member of the superficially crocodile-like order Phytosauria. 

Fri, 2018-05-18

A new study, led by scientists at the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) in Beijing, China, including University of Bristol PhD student Zhang Hanwen, examined the feeding habits of ancient elephant relatives that inhabited Central...