Prehistoric Flora & Fauna

Tue, 2019-01-08

When the dinosaur-killing asteroid collided with Earth more than 65 million years ago, it did not go gently into that good night....

Wed, 2018-12-26

An international team of paleontologists has identified and described a new genus and species of extinct flowering plant (angiosperm), based on over 200 specimens from the South Xiangshan Formation, China.

Fri, 2018-12-21

The cataclysmic Chicxulub impact roughly 66 million years ago spawned a tsunami that produced wave heights of several meters in distant waters, new simulations suggest....

Fri, 2018-09-28

A paper published on Spetember 2018, reports that a recent fossil discovery in Central Utah is changing what researchers know about the emergence of large flowering trees both here in the Mountain West, and around the world.

Tue, 2017-01-24

Some of these massive beasts are familiar in form but enormous in size, while others are strange hybrids of modern-day animals.

Wed, 2018-08-22

The last of the non-avian dinosaurs disappeared from our fragile planet around 65 million years ago. And an asteroid did it, right?

Sat, 2018-08-18

A study published in the journal Current Biology described a new mid-Cretaceous (99-million-year-old) boganiid beetle with specialized pollen feeding...

Tue, 2018-08-14

New research suggests that soft-bodied organisms called Ediacarans may have been related to an animal of the Cambrian period...

Sat, 2018-08-11

According to a new paper in the journal Palaeontology, for the first time it has been discovered that an organism from the Precambrian...

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