A cache of 118 million-year-old fossilized dinosaur and bird feathers has been recovered from an ancient lake deposit that once lay beyond the southern polar circle.
Paleontologists in Switzerland have unearthed an exceptionally rare fossil jaw of an ancient creature known as a pliosaur.
A team of researchers from Universidade Federal de Santa Maria and Universidade de São Paulo, both in Brazil, has found and identified the oldest carnivorous dinosaur fossil to date. In their paper published in the journal PeerJ, the group describes...
A new sphenisciform fossil from the north island of New Zealand further resolves the bauplan of extinct giant penguins.
A previously unknown species of great ape that was well adapted to both walking upright as well as using all four limbs while climbing has been identified from fossils found in southern Germany.
Some of the world's most exquisite fossil beds were formed millions of years ago during time periods when the Earth's oceans were largely without oxygen.
Greek researcher George Georgalis from the University of Toronto named the 5.5- to 6-million-year-old snakes: Periergophis micros and Paraxenophis spanios.
A previously unrecognized mode of fossilization of ancient microbes may explain how some of Earth’s oldest microfossils...
The fossil record is filled with meat-eating dinosaurs. Some paleontologists have suggested there are too many theropod dinosaurs, given what scientists know about food chains.
An international team of researchers have discovered an amber containing an ancient bird dating back around 100 million years.