Prehistoric Flora & Fauna

Mon, 2021-03-15

Spectacular fossil plants preserved within a volcanic ash fall in China have shed light on an evolutionary race 300 million years ago, which was eventually won by the seed-bearing plants that dominate so much of the Earth today.

Thu, 2021-03-11

Noeggerathiales are enigmatic plants that existed during Carboniferous and...

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....

Sat, 2021-02-20

A team of geobiologists from Germany has found biologically-relevant primordial organic molecules and gases in fluid inclusions trapped in 3.5-billion-year-old barites from the Dresser mine, Marble Bar, Australia.

Wed, 2021-02-10

Flowering plants (angiosperms) are the most diverse of all land plants, becoming abundant in the...

Fri, 2021-01-29

The 635-million-year-old pyritized fungus-like microfossils found in the Ediacaran-period Doushantuo Formation in China provide direct fossil...

Thu, 2020-12-24

A team of paleontologists from Oregon State University and the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has found a new genus and species of fossil angiosperm in the mid-...

Thu, 2020-11-12

Chinese researchers have found a peculiar fossil plant with leaves and fruits of different morphologies dating back about 125 million years, according to a local research institute.

Fri, 2020-11-06

Scientists explain the significance of Chengjiang fauna, exceptionally preserved fossils found in China

Sat, 2020-10-31

New research by an international team of scientists shows how marine organisms were forced to 'reboot' to survive following the...