Exploring Prehistoric Life

Sat, 2019-09-14

Modern birds are descended from a group of two-legged dinosaurs known as theropods, a family that includes the notorious Tyrannosaurus rex as well as its smaller,...

Fri, 2019-09-13

The world’s oldest chelicerate, a group of predatory animals including horseshoe crabs, scorpions, and spiders, has been discovered in the Burgess Shale, located in the Canadian Rockies of British Columbia. Dubbed Mollisonia plenovenatrix...

Fri, 2019-09-13

An analysis of the skull biomechanics of Simosthenurus occidentalis, a species of giant short-faced kangaroo that persisted...

Sat, 2019-09-14

An incomplete crocodile skull found near the city of Altdorf in Bavaria, southern Germany, in the 1770s has been recognized as Mystriosaurus laurillardi, which lived in tropical waters during the...

Thu, 2019-09-05

Their discovery, named Kwanasaurus williamparkeri, is a small “dinosauromorph” that existed in Colorado over 200 million years ago. It is the oldest known dinosaur relative to have lived in Colorado.

Sun, 2019-09-08

The turtle shell was found during an extensive dig in the Jura Mountains, which gave the Jurassic Period its name, undertaken at the start of the 21st...

Thu, 2019-09-05

Aquatic, worm-like animals capable of crawling through mud appeared at least 550 million years ago, according to new fossil evidence. The discovery is helping to resolve a longstanding question as to when segmented, mobile animals first appeared on the planet....

Sat, 2019-08-31

Fossil crane flies found in Denmark have crystals in their eyes — individual, see-through mineral pieces where the living eyes’ lenses once were.

Thu, 2019-08-29

Cleveland Museum of Natural History Curator and Case Western Reserve University Adjunct Professor Dr. Yohannes Haile-Selassie and his team of researchers have discovered a "remarkably complete" cranium of a 3.8-million-year-old early human ancestor from the...

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