Thu, 2021-01-14

A new species of small vulture that lived during the Quaternary period in the Greater Antilles has been identified from fossils found in western Cuba....

Wed, 2021-01-13

Paleontologists have described the first three-dimensional preservation of soft tissue in Namacalathus hermanastes, a skeletal metazoan (multicellular animal) that lived some 547...

Wed, 2021-01-13

Even Tyrannosaurus rexes needed to nap sometimes. A still-growing fossil record is showing how dinosaurs used to doze.

Wed, 2021-01-13

A team of Chinese paleontologists has identified more than 240 fossilized dinosaur footprints in southeast China’s Fujian Province, the first traces of dinosaur activity found in the province.

Fri, 2021-01-08

A group of dinosaur fossils recently discovered in Ganzhou, East China's Jiangxi Province, have revealed an unprecedented paleontological finding to the world as they preserve a rare scene of an adult oviraptorid skeleton atop an egg clutch that contains embryonic...

Sat, 2021-01-02

Experts have unearthed a remarkable addition to Ice Age artefacts - an ancient ancestor to the modern-day rhino.

Wed, 2020-12-30

The great but grumpy biologist J.B.S. Haldane was once asked what evidence would disprove evolution, whereupon he growled: “Fossil rabbits in the Precambrian.” He was referring to the evolutionary fact that complex multicellular creatures came along later than...

Tue, 2020-12-29

From giant parrots and feathered dinosaurs to really old poop and The Bone Wars to the difference between body fossils and trace fossils, here are some fun...

Wed, 2020-12-23

Earth can be ruthlessly temperamental. Archaeologists found that out when the entire city of Pompeii emerged from volcanic ash, but...

Wed, 2020-12-23

A new genus and species of prehistoric crocodile, Paludirex vincenti, has been identified from fossils unearthed in Queensland, Australia.