Paleontologists

Sat, 2020-06-27

Paleontologists have identified a giant wombat-like marsupial that lived 25 million years ago (Oligocene Epoch) in what is now Australia. Named ...

Fri, 2020-06-26

When most of us think of dinosaurs, we envision large, lumbering beasts, but these giants shared their ecosystems with much smaller dinosaurs, the smaller skeletons of which were generally less likely to be preserved. The fossilized egg shells of these small...

Wed, 2020-06-24

An international team of geologists has found the first direct evidence that volcanic eruptions in the...

Wed, 2020-06-24

A team of U.S. paleontologists has redescribed the morphology of a long-snouted ray-finned fish called Tanyrhinichthys mcallisteri and created a more complete and accurate reconstruction of the fish as a living animal....

Tue, 2020-06-23

Paleontologists have analyzed 151- to 165-million-year-old dinosaur footprints from 11 sites in southern Queensland, most of which produced large (length of 30-50 cm) and very large-sized (length greater than 50 cm) theropod dinosaur tracks, including Australia’s...

Sat, 2020-06-20

Putting together the history of life on Earth has a major stumbling block: Prior to about 540 million years ago, most life was squishy and microbial, which meant it rarely fossilized. This major blind spot makes it difficult for researchers to study ancient life...

Sat, 2020-06-20

A giant fossilized egg of an extinct marine reptile has been found in the 68-million-year-old nearshore marine deposits in Antarctica.

Fri, 2020-06-19

A team of paleontologists from the United States, Canada and Argentina has analyzed the fossilized eggs of two different non-avian dinosaurs, Protoceratops...

Thu, 2020-06-18

Two new species of cave dwelling cockroaches have been discovered from a cave in Myanmar. They have been dated to be 99 million years old making them the oldest cave animals known to date.

Thu, 2020-06-18

Paleontologists have identified a new genus and species of fern-like plant from a single fossilized specimen collected in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia.

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