Paleontologists

Wed, 2019-12-11

Kupoupou stilwelli lived during the Paleocene epoch at a time when there was no ice cap at the South Pole and the seas around...

Sun, 2019-12-08

Dinosaur paleontology has long been the domain of bones and teeth – but now soft tissues could be changing the game. Scientists say they have discovered collagen preserved in a 195-million-year-old rib from a long-necked ...

Sat, 2019-12-07

Named Origolestes lii, the creature was part of the famous Jehol Biota, an early Cretaceous terrestrial and freshwater ecosystem...

Fri, 2019-12-06

A new species of comma shrimp that lived during the mid-Cretaceous period, between 95 and 90 million years ago, has been identified from well-preserved...

Thu, 2019-12-05

Named Mimodactylus libanensis, it lived 95 million years ago (Cretaceous period) in the middle of what is now...

Wed, 2019-12-04

Global paleontologists gathered in Beijing to mark the 90th anniversary of the discovery of the first skull of Peking Man, the homo erectus that lived in the suburbs of today's capital of China about 700,000...

Tue, 2019-12-03

Ancient Australia’s super-sized animals, the megafauna, became extinct about 42,000 years ago, but the role of humans in...

Wed, 2019-12-04

Six new species of dragonflies that lived about 50 million years ago (early Eocene epoch) have been identified from fossils found in the Okanagan Highlands, an...

Tue, 2019-12-03

A joint Taiwan-U.S. study on the secret behind bird flight has been published in the latest issue of the scientific journal "Cell" and features the endemic Taiwan blue magpie on its cover.

Sun, 2019-12-01

The Nanjing Institute of Geology and Paleontology (NIGPAS) in China announced that it has unraveled the answer to the chicken or egg causality dilemma — and potentially laid a new foundation for the history of biology.

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