Thu, 2021-04-08

 120-million-year-old animals evolved "scratch-digging" traits independently.

Wed, 2021-04-07

Fossil discoveries often help answer long-standing questions about how our modern world came to be. However, sometimes they only deepen the mystery -- as a recent discovery of four new species of ancient insects in British Columbia and Washington state is proving...

Sat, 2021-04-03

About 66 million years ago (the end of the Cretaceous period), a 10-km-wide asteroid crashed into Earth near the site of the small town of Chicxulub in what is now Mexico. The impact unleashed an incredible amount of climate-changing gases into the...

Sat, 2021-04-03

Trilobites had well-developed gill-like structures in their upper leg branches, according to a new imaging study led by the University of...

Thu, 2021-04-01

A new genus and species of furileusaurian (stiff-backed lizard) abelisaurid dinosaur being named Llukalkan aliocranianus has been discovered by a team of paleontologists from Argentina.

Wed, 2021-03-31

It’s widely accepted that the primary reason dinosaurs were wiped off the face of the planet was a devastating impact from an asteroid. The ...

Sat, 2021-03-27

Many of us, at some point or another, dreamed of hunting for dinosaur fossils when we grew up. Paleontology—the study of natural history through fossils—is the scientific reality of this. It encompasses all ancient lifeforms that left their trace in the earth,...

Fri, 2021-03-26

Paleontologists from Flinders University have examined the brains of four species of extinct giant mihirungs (dromornithid birds): Ilbandornis woodburnei and three species of the genus Dromornis.

Fri, 2021-03-26

Congruus kitcheneri, an extinct species of kangaroo that lived in Australia between 2.6 million and 12,000 years ago, was adapted for climbing trees, although it was larger and not as specialized for arboreal living as the tree-...

Wed, 2021-03-24

Fossil find from Canada could rewrite the evolutionary history of invertebrate organisms.