Exploring Prehistoric Life

Wed, 2019-12-18

Paleontologists in Alabama have announced the discovery of a new genus and species of fossil sea turtle that may fill an important gap in the evolution of sea turtles.

Wed, 2019-12-18

Paleontologists have discovered an ancient tetrapod (land vertebrate) trackway in North Yorkshire, England, dating back to the Carboniferous period. Made about 340 million...

Tue, 2019-12-17

New evidence of preserved brain tissue from the Cambrian period counters arguments that nervous tissue cannot be fossilized...

Tue, 2019-12-17

Paleontologists have found tiny nymphs of a previously unknown ancient insect species trapped in two pieces of 99-million-year-old (mid-Cretaceous period)...

Thu, 2019-12-12

In 2007, paleontologists discovered a fossilized creature in the Egyptian desert they called Aegicetus gehennae, dating back to roughly 35 million years ago. The creature was aquatic and able to swim by undulating its mid-body and tail...

Wed, 2019-12-11

Kupoupou stilwelli lived during the Paleocene epoch at a time when there was no ice cap at the South Pole and the seas around...

Sun, 2019-12-08

Dinosaur paleontology has long been the domain of bones and teeth – but now soft tissues could be changing the game. Scientists say they have discovered collagen preserved in a 195-million-year-old rib from a long-necked ...

Sat, 2019-12-07

Named Origolestes lii, the creature was part of the famous Jehol Biota, an early Cretaceous terrestrial and freshwater ecosystem...

Fri, 2019-12-06

A new species of comma shrimp that lived during the mid-Cretaceous period, between 95 and 90 million years ago, has been identified from well-preserved...

Thu, 2019-12-05

Named Mimodactylus libanensis, it lived 95 million years ago (Cretaceous period) in the middle of what is now...

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