Exploring Prehistoric Life

Wed, 2021-06-16

In 2020, paleontologists described an ancient species, Oculudentavis khaungraae, based on a tiny skull trapped in a piece of...

Sat, 2021-06-05

Paleontologists have examined 6,800- to 4,600-year-old coprolites attributed to the little bush moa (Anomalopteryx didiformis). The results support the current hypothesis...

Mon, 2021-05-31

Behind the movie star persona, there's a dinosaur more fascinating than anything Hollywood dreamt up.

Thu, 2021-05-27

While the egg was about the same size as those laid by mainland emus, a duo of avian paleontologists from Australia and the United Kingdom used it to calculate the King Island emu (Dromaius...

Wed, 2021-05-26

A duo of paleontologists from San Diego State University and the San Diego Natural History Museum has explored the transition from raptorial feeding in early baleen whales (Mysticeti) to filter-...

Sat, 2021-05-22

A new genus and species of side-necked turtle that lived 96 million years ago (Cenomanian age of the Late Cretaceous period) has been identified from the...

Tue, 2021-05-18

A fossilized squid-like cephalopod holds crustacean remains in its arm crown and, in turn, represents the remains of the meal of a predatory shark, according to a new study.

Fri, 2021-05-14

Mosasaurs (family Mosasauridae) were specialized marine lizards that evolved and diversified during the Late...

Fri, 2021-05-14

The newly-discovered fossilized footprints were made by at least two mammalian species around 58 million years ago in a brackish water lagoon in what is now southern Wyoming, the United States, and may represent the earliest evidence of mammals gathering by the...

Fri, 2021-05-28

Colombia has a wealth of fossils, and geologists are leading the charge to both collect data and share ancient history with local communities.

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