Prehistoric Flora & Fauna

Tue, 2020-01-14

The fossilized fruiting bodies of a myxomycete from the extant genus Stemonitis preserved in Kachin amber date back some 100 million years (mid-...

Wed, 2020-01-08

New evidence gleaned from Antarctic seashells confirms that Earth was already unstable before the asteroid impact that...

Thu, 2019-12-26

Australia’s oldest angiosperms (flowering plants) are approximately 126 million years old, and they resembled modern magnolias, buttercups and laurels, according to ...

Tue, 2019-12-31

Lush green forests grew on Ellesmere and Axel Heiberg islands of the Canadian High Arctic 56 million years ago (Paleocene-...

Tue, 2019-12-24

Let's face it, dinosaurs enjoyed their rule of the roost on Earth for an epic length of time and were, as Jurassic Park's ...

Tue, 2019-12-24

New 96-million-year old turtles from Texas connect North America with Asia and the Southern Hemisphere, suggesting vast intercontinental migrations during this time.

Fri, 2019-12-20

Paleontologists have unearthed the extensive root system of 386-million-year-old (Devonian period) primitive trees in a sandstone...

Tue, 2019-09-10

The Age of the Dinosaurs came to an abrupt, chaotic, and terrible end. 

Tue, 2019-12-10

Sea lilies are more formally known as crinoids, but they've earned their nickname—they really do look like flowers growing at the bottom of the ocean. They...

Tue, 2019-12-03

Ancient Australia’s super-sized animals, the megafauna, became extinct about 42,000 years ago, but the role of humans in...

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