Exploring Prehistoric Life

Sat, 2019-11-09

A new sphenisciform fossil from the north island of New Zealand further resolves the bauplan of extinct giant penguins.

Fri, 2019-11-08

A previously unknown species of great ape that was well adapted to both walking upright as well as using all four limbs while climbing has been identified from fossils found in southern Germany.

Fri, 2019-11-08

Greek researcher George Georgalis from the University of Toronto named the 5.5- to 6-million-year-old snakes: Periergophis micros and Paraxenophis spanios.

Sun, 2019-11-03

An international team of researchers have discovered an amber containing an ancient bird dating back around 100 million years.

Sat, 2019-11-02

During the Tertiary period, a span of time that began after the dinosaurs went extinct and ended about 2.6 million years ago, a land bridge called Beringia connected what are today Siberia and Alaska.

Fri, 2019-11-01

The vast number of dinosaur footprints in Alaska reveal that high latitude hadrosaurs preferred tidally influenced habitats, according to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Texas.

Thu, 2019-10-31

The end-Triassic mass extinction occurred 201.51 million years ago and resulted in the demise of some 76% of all marine and land...

Fri, 2019-10-25

Paleontologists have discovered the fossils of a new type of early tetrapod (four-limbed vertebrate) in the Komi Republic. Dubbed Parmastega aelidae...

Fri, 2019-10-18

Fossils of ancient arthropods discovered in linear formation may indicate a collective behaviour either in response to environmental cues or as part of seasonal reproductive migration. The findings, which are published in Scientific Reports, suggest...

Wed, 2019-10-16

Named Lessiniabatis aenigmatica, the creature lived some 50 million years ago (Eocene epoch) in the waters of the western Tethys...