Paleontologists

Tue, 2019-10-01

A team of scientists have revealed that after the devastation caused by a mass extinction event on Earth 66 million years ago, the plankton at the base of the ocean ecosystem were disrupted for nearly two million years. It then took a further eight million years...

Thu, 2019-09-26

The mighty Tyrannosaurus rex was the ultimate food processor. It didn’t really mess around with tearing meat from bone in the way that smaller predators and...

Wed, 2019-09-25

Rauisuchians — predatory crocodile-like creatures that lived during the Triassic period, some 210 million years ago — preyed on early herbivorous dinosaurs and...

Fri, 2019-09-20

Have a child who loves dinosaurs? They may be interested in some work that’s going on right now at the Cincinnati Museum Center.

Fri, 2019-09-20

A geological research team announced that they had discovered groups of 100-million-year-old fossils of dinosaur footprints in northwest China's Shaanxi Province.

Thu, 2019-09-19

Paleontologists have found the remains of a pelagornithid bird that lived 62 million years ago (early Paleocene epoch) in New Zealand.

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...

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