Paleontologists

Wed, 2021-03-17

The deep ice at Camp Century in northwestern Greenland entirely melted at least once within the last million years and was covered with vegetation, including moss and perhaps trees, according to a paper...

Tue, 2021-03-16

A new genus and species of aristonectine elasmosaurid plesiosaur has been described from a partial skeleton found in central Chile.

Tue, 2021-03-16

Sauropods were previously thought to have had their heyday in the Late Jurassic period. Recent fossil evidence says it was probably much earlier than that....

Sat, 2021-03-13

Paleontologists from Canada, the United States and South Africa have unearthed the fossilized remains of larval and juvenile forms of four lamprey species that lived during the...

Fri, 2021-03-12

Comparison of fossil bone tissue allows more reliable assignment to individuals.

Thu, 2021-03-11

Paleontologists in China have discovered what they say is the first non-avialan dinosaur fossil known to preserve an adult skeleton atop an egg clutch that contains embryonic remains.

Tue, 2021-03-09

Evolutionary arms races between marine animals overhauled ocean ecosystems on scales similar to the mass extinctions triggered...

Sun, 2021-03-07

Paleontologists from home and abroad confirmed in a recently published essay that they have found the largest dinosaur tracksite ever discovered in China in Zhaojue, Sichuan province.

Thu, 2021-03-04

Scientists examined rock cores taken from the Chicxulub crater in Mexico, site of the asteroid impact that triggered dinosaur extinction, and found iridium, a telltale sign of asteroids....

Wed, 2021-03-03

Prehistoric heavyweights such as the Tyrannosaurus rex may have outcompeted their smaller rivals whilst in their teens, leaving medium-sized dinosaurs missing from the fossil...

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