Paleontologists

Fri, 2020-03-27

Paleontologists have uncovered the remains of three species of fish-eating toothed pterosaurs in the Cretaceous-period Kem Kem beds of Morocco....

Sat, 2020-03-28

While huge dinosaur skeletons sure look impressive towering over us in museums, there’s only so much we can learn from dusty old bones. But occasionally more striking specimens turn up bearing skin or feathers, encased in gemstones, and even preserving traces of...

Wed, 2020-03-25

Ikaria wariootia, a wormlike creature that lived more than 555 million years ago (Ediacaran period) in what is now...

Tue, 2020-03-24

A new species of ancient bird has been identified from a nearly complete, three-dimensionally preserved skull and associated bones found in Belgium. A detailed analysis of the skull shows that it combines landfowl- and waterfowl-like features, suggesting that the...

Sat, 2020-03-21

While Rancho La Brea, commonly known as the La Brea Tar Pits, is famous for its thousands of bones of large extinct mammals, big insights are coming from small fossils, thanks to new excavation and chemical techniques.

Wed, 2020-03-25

Study of isotopes in dinosaur teeth confirm that Late Cretaceous...

Sat, 2020-03-21

New research finds soot from global fires ignited by an asteroid impact could have blocked sunlight long enough to drive...

Sat, 2020-03-21

‘Some Assembly Required’ explores how genetic analyses complement paleontological research.

Thu, 2020-03-19

A topic of considerable interest to paleontologists is how dinosaur-dominated ecosystems were structured, how dinosaurs and co-occurring animals were distributed across the landscape, how they interacted with one another, and how these systems compared to...

Thu, 2020-03-19

Like a snapshot, amber preserves bygone worlds. An international team of paleontologists from the University of Bonn has now described four new beetle species in fossilized tree resin from Myanmar, which belong to the Kateretidae family....

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