Q & A
A species is often defined as the largest group of organisms in which two individuals can produce fertile offspring, typically by sexual reproduction.
Carcharodontosaurids were a group of carnivorous theropod dinosaurs. In 1931 Ernst Stromer named Carcharodontosauridae as a family, in modern paleontology this name indicates a clade within Carnosauria.
Ceratopians are also known as ceratopsians, and it means ‘horned eye’. They are very interesting dinosaurs and a lot different than the sauropods and theropods.
Was there any real proof that dinosaurs really did exist? To begin with, the fossils are the only source, clue and remains of the prehistoric animals and plants that lived millions of years ago.
How new species are created is at the core of the theory of evolution. Mammals may be a good example of how sex chromosome change drove major groups apart.
Bony skull ornaments appeared in most rapidly growing species, new research suggests.
Everyone is once again asking, “Can we clone dinosaurs?” The answer is easy: No. But there’s more to the story than just cloning.
Paleontologists use fossils to try to figure out three main things about fossils: Identity and origin of the fossil, the fossil’s environment, and what the fossil can tell us about the history of the earth.
People have been very interested in fossil bones for a very long time. The ancient Chinese thought fossil bones were the bones of magical dragons.
There are two main types of fossils, body fossils and trace fossils. Body fossils are the preserved remains of a plant or animal’s body. Trace fossils are the remains of the activity of an animal, such as preserved track ways, footprints, fossilized egg shells,...