Paleontologists

Fri, 2020-02-28

The fossil of a pterosaur, a group of flying reptiles ruling the Mesozoic skies, was named after the flying creatures featured in the popular fantasy world...

Sat, 2020-02-22

They lived on the Earth about 166-168 million years ago, in the Middle Jurassic.

Sat, 2020-02-22

In a new study published in the journal Communications Biology, an international team of researchers radiocarbon-dated an ...

Sat, 2020-02-22

A new fossil study from Stanford University shows extinction was unexpectedly common among smaller sea creatures in the deep past.

Fri, 2020-02-21

The discovery of a new species of prehistoric reptile from Germany is reported in Scientific Reports. The anatomical features of the species, named Vellbergia bartholomaei, add to our understanding of the early evolution of...

Fri, 2020-02-21

One hundred million years ago, a bee got trapped in tree resin. Over time, geological forces converted the resin to amber. Now a scientist arrives on the scene, to tell us this bee’s story.

Thu, 2020-02-20

On view for over a century, a fossil slab may display evidence of tropical freezing during the Jurassic, but scientists never noticed it—until one finally did. Some colleagues are not convinced.

Thu, 2020-02-20

A research team performed dental microwear analysis on canid fossils from a Paleolithic site in the Czech Republic

Wed, 2020-02-19

Using a novel technique called clumped isotope paleothermometry, an international team of paleontologists analyzed eggshell fossils representing three major dinosaur groups and found that these creatures were characterized by warm body temperatures....

Tue, 2020-02-18

The mystery surrounding dinosaur footprints on a cave ceiling in Central Queensland has been solved after more than a half a century.

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