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....

Sat, 2020-03-28

The origin of digits in land vertebrates is hotly debated, but a new study suggests that human hands likely evolved from the fins of Elpistostege, a fish that lived more than 380 million years ago.

Mon, 2020-03-16

The amazing possibility that Hollywood film franchise Jurassic Park could one day be a scientific reality, took a giant leap forward with a stunning discovery by a team of international scientists, China Daily reported.

Tue, 2020-03-17

The fossilised skin belongs to the Palaeeudyptes gunnari, one of the many extinct types of penguins that lived in Antarctica during the...