Paleontologists

Thu, 2020-09-03

An international research team has discovered that dinosaurs developed yearly growth lines on their bones throughout their lives, a find that sheds light on growth patterns of the ancient animals.

Fri, 2020-08-28

Male lions typically have manes. Male peacocks have six-foot-long tail feathers. Female eagles and hawks can be about 30% bigger than males. But if you only had these animals' fossils to go off of, it would be hard to confidently say that those differences were...

Tue, 2020-08-25

A re-analysis of fossils from one of Europe's most significant paleontological sites reveals a wide diversity of animal species, including a large terrestrial monkey, short-necked giraffe, rhinos and saber-toothed cats.

Tue, 2020-08-25

A new fossil of Guizhouichthyosaurus, a 5-m- (16.4-foot) long ichthyosaur that swam in Middle Triassic oceans some 240 million years ago, contains...

Tue, 2020-08-25

The intervertebral discs connect the vertebrae and give the spine its mobility. The disc consists of a cartilaginous fibrous ring and a gelatinous core as a buffer. It has always been assumed that only humans and other mammals have discs. A misconception, as a...

Sat, 2020-08-22

A team of paleontologists and mechanical and biomedical engineers has compared CT scans of the fossilized bones of hadrosaurs and other...

Thu, 2020-08-20

Russian paleontologists have discovered more than a thousand bones of mammoths, bison and cave lions on the banks of rivers in Siberia's Tyumen Region, which can be up to one million years old, researcher Pavel Kosintsev said.

Thu, 2020-08-20

The museum in Bloomfield Hills will greet visitors with the rarest paleontology find it has ever hosted, the massive skull of an extinct elk that roamed southeast Michigan roughly 220 years ago, which was discovered by random luck in...

Wed, 2020-08-19

A new species of crested penguin that lived 3.2 million years ago (Pliocene period) has been identified from multiple exceptionally well-preserved specimens...

Thu, 2020-08-13

Updated evolutionary tree and biomechanical estimates of feathered dinosaurs and early birds show powered flight may have evolved in these animals at least three different times.

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