Paleontologists

Mon, 2019-09-16

When we think of marsupials (carrying young in a pouch) they are small and cute (opossum, wombat) to a little more menacing (kangaroos in boxing gloves) but nothing like Palorchestid marsupials, an extinct group of Australian megafauna, who were...

Tue, 2019-09-17

Move over, Sue. You've got competition.

Victoria, the second most complete skeleton of a...

Sat, 2019-09-14

FOR ANCIENT MAMMALIAN MEGAFAUNA—FROM BROWN bears to bison and more—death was something of a boy’s club. At least that...

Fri, 2019-09-13

The world’s oldest chelicerate, a group of predatory animals including horseshoe crabs, scorpions, and spiders, has been discovered in the Burgess Shale, located in the Canadian Rockies of British Columbia. Dubbed Mollisonia plenovenatrix...

Fri, 2019-09-13

An analysis of the skull biomechanics of Simosthenurus occidentalis, a species of giant short-faced kangaroo that persisted...

Fri, 2019-09-13

Researchers say the impact of the giant asteroid had triggered massive tsunamis and led to wildfires that were thousands of miles away.

Sat, 2019-09-14

An incomplete crocodile skull found near the city of Altdorf in Bavaria, southern Germany, in the 1770s has been recognized as Mystriosaurus laurillardi, which lived in tropical waters during the...

Thu, 2019-09-05

Their discovery, named Kwanasaurus williamparkeri, is a small “dinosauromorph” that existed in Colorado over 200 million years ago. It is the oldest known dinosaur relative to have lived in Colorado.

Tue, 2019-09-10

It was a normal day in the age of dinosaurs, until it suddenly and vehemently wasn’t. A giant asteroid traveling at about 15 miles per second slammed into Earth, producing an explosion...

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