Exploring Prehistoric Life

Thu, 2020-08-20

The museum in Bloomfield Hills will greet visitors with the rarest paleontology find it has ever hosted, the massive skull of an extinct elk that roamed southeast Michigan roughly 220 years ago, which was discovered by random luck in...

Wed, 2020-08-19

A new species of crested penguin that lived 3.2 million years ago (Pliocene period) has been identified from multiple exceptionally well-preserved specimens...

Tue, 2020-08-18

Paleontologists have found that Aulacopleura koninckii, a species of trilobite that...

Thu, 2020-08-13

Extinct semi-aquatic beavers of the genus Dipoides lived 4 million years ago (Pliocene epoch) in the Canadian High Arctic and were...

Wed, 2020-08-12

A new species of crocodilian related to modern alligators has been identified from fossils found in Mississippi and Alabama, the United States. Named Deinosuchus schwimmeri, it lived between 75 and 82 million years ago (...

Tue, 2020-08-11

Tanystropheus hydroides, the newly-described species of reptile that lived 242 million years ago (Triassic period), was about 6 m (20...

Wed, 2020-08-05

The cervical rib of a long-necked dinosaur from northwest China provides the oldest known evidence to date that early mammals fed on dinosaur meat around 160 million years ago.

Sat, 2020-08-01

A new genus and species of owl that lived 55 million years ago (Eocene epoch) has been identified from a partial skeleton found in Wyoming, the United States....

Fri, 2020-07-31

Trilobites slipped out of one exoskeleton and built another, over and over and over again.

Tue, 2020-07-28

A team of paleontologists from Italy and Spain has compared the only well-preserved skull of Crocodylus checchiai, an extinct species of crocodile that lived in what is now Libya about 7...

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