Exploring Prehistoric Life

Sat, 2020-09-05

A 16-m- (52.5-foot) long megalodon had a head 4.65 m (15.3 feet) long, a dorsal fin 1.62 m (5.3 feet) tall and a tail 3.85 m (9.4 feet) high, according to...

Fri, 2020-09-04

We will now take a closer look at the famous fossil organism Kimberella, which is a typical member of the Ediacara-type biota (Muscente et al...

Wed, 2020-09-02

New ancient DNA study finds that Northern mastodon populations were less genetically diverse and more vulnerable to...

Wed, 2020-09-02

Paleontologists in China have unearthed the fossil evidence of a mimetic relationship between two species of moth lacewings and the co-occurring fossil lichen Daohugouthallus...

Sat, 2020-08-29

In a paper published in the journal Communications Biology, a team of U.S. paleontologists reports evidence of a hibernation-like condition in ...

Fri, 2020-08-28

Purussaurus, a top predator that lived in the wetlands of proto-Amazonia between 6 and 13 million years ago (Miocene epoch), hunted not only aquatic animals but also land-...

Tue, 2020-08-25

A re-analysis of fossils from one of Europe's most significant paleontological sites reveals a wide diversity of animal species, including a large terrestrial monkey, short-necked giraffe, rhinos and saber-toothed cats.

Tue, 2020-08-25

A new fossil of Guizhouichthyosaurus, a 5-m- (16.4-foot) long ichthyosaur that swam in Middle Triassic oceans some 240 million years ago, contains...

Fri, 2020-08-21

Paleontologists have made the unusual discovery of a near perfect ichthyosaurus skeleton with another impressive skeleton residing within its stomach, proving that the prehistoric reptile was in fact an apex predator.

Thu, 2020-08-20

Russian paleontologists have discovered more than a thousand bones of mammoths, bison and cave lions on the banks of rivers in Siberia's Tyumen Region, which can be up to one million years old, researcher Pavel Kosintsev said.

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