Paleontologists

Sat, 2020-07-11

Paleontologists have found and described the first nearly complete skeleton of Ankylorhiza tiedemani, an extinct large dolphin that lived about 24 million years ago (...

Fri, 2020-07-10

An international team of paleontologists from the UK, Italy and Switzerland has created the first digital reconstruction of the skull of Leithia melitensis, an extinct gigantic dormouse that lived on Malta and Sicily around two million years ago....

Fri, 2020-07-10

Dilophosaurus wetherilli was the largest animal known to have lived on land in North America during the Early...

Thu, 2020-07-09

Researchers from Morocco and Spain discovered a large and ancient species of the genus Golunda, a rodent species that mainly lives in Asia. The rodent lived 2.6 million years ago in eastern Morocco and went extinct after its failed attempts to adapt....

Tue, 2020-07-07

Argentinean palaeontologists in Patagonia have found the remains of a massive carnivorous fish with razor sharp teeth. The species was "amongst the largest predatory fish that existed in the history of Earth."

Thu, 2020-07-02

A trio of researchers, two with Brown University, the other with Liverpool John Moores University, has found that a looping pattern in modern guineafowl footsteps is similar to those of certain dinosaurs. In their paper published in The Royal Society...

Fri, 2020-07-03

The fossilized insects are a rare find for paleontologists.

Thu, 2020-07-02

Paleontologists have discovered striking similarities between the fossilized bones of giant penguins that lived 62 million years ago in what is now New Zealand and those of the plotopterids, a group of flightless seabirds that lived in North America and Japan...

Tue, 2020-06-30

The age of the dinosaurs ended 66 million years ago with the ultimate bad day, not a prolonged period of climate change wrought by volcanic activity, according to new research.

Tue, 2020-06-30

Thylacosmilus atrox, an extinct marsupial that roamed South America between 9 and 3 million years ago (Neogene period...

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