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Reptile tracks oldest ever found in Grand Canyon

A geology professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has discovered that a set of 28 footprints left behind by a reptile-like creature...

The teeth of Changchunsaurus: Rare insight into ornithopod dinosaur tooth evolution

The teeth of Changchunsaurus parvus, a small herbivorous dinosaur from the Cretaceous of China, represent an important and poorly-known stage in the evolution of...

Tiny, ancient fossil shows evidence of the breath of life

An international team of scientists from Leicester, Yale, Oxford and London has discovered a rare and exceptionally well-preserved tiny crustacean in 430 million-years-old rocks...

Tiniest ever fossil ape discovered in Kenya

When Stony Brook University anthropologist James Rossie began sifting through sediment in the Tugen Hills of Kenya during his first day of the dig,...

Chew on this: Two new studies reveal secrets of early dinosaur...

Two new research papers take a bite out of the mysteries around how early dinosaurs and mammals evolved their unique tooth replacement and anchoring...

Paleontologists discover new sauropod species in Argentina

A team of Spanish and Argentine paleontologists have discovered the remains of a dinosaur that lived 110 million years ago in the center of...

Giant flightless birds were nocturnal and possibly blind

If you encountered an elephant bird today, it would be hard to miss. Measuring in at over 10 feet tall, the extinct avian is...

Dinosaurs put all colored birds’ eggs in one basket, evolutionarily speaking

A new study says the colors found in modern birds' eggs did not evolve independently, as previously thought, but evolved instead from dinosaurs. According to...

Researchers discover earliest recorded lead exposure in 250,000-year-old Neanderthal teeth

Using evidence found in teeth from two Neanderthals from southeastern France, researchers from the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn...

Paleontologists discovered six new species in the East African Rift

Sometimes hidden clues beneath our feet can reveal intriguing stories about the impacts of environmental change. Six new species of invertebrates were discovered during a...

Tiny beetle trapped in amber might show how landmasses shifted

In 2016, Shuhei Yamamoto obtained a penny-sized piece of Burmese amber from Hukawng Valley in northern Myanmar, near China's southern border. He had a...

New species of ‘missing link’ between dinosaurs and birds identified

Known as the 'Icon of Evolution' and 'the missing link' between dinosaurs and birds, Archaeopteryx has become one of the most famous fossil discoveries...

Tortoise evolution: How did they become so big?

Tortoises are a group of terrestrial turtles globally distributed in habitats ranging from deserts to forests and include species such as the Greek and...

‘Superlungs’ gave dinosaurs the energy to run and fight

In the oxygen-poor air of the Mesozoic era, nothing should have been able to move very fast. But Velociraptors could run 64 kilometers per...

Dig at Italy’s Pompeii volcanic site yields 5 skeletons

Italian news agency ANSA says new excavations in the ancient buried city of Pompeii have yielded the undisturbed skeletons of people who took refuge...

Crater from asteroid that killed the dinosaurs reveals how broken rocks...

Sixty-six million years ago, an asteroid the size of a small city smashed into Earth. This impact, the one that would lead to the...

Special journal issue looks for new clues about old life

Hundreds of millions of years before there was a chicken or an egg to debate, the first complex animals were evolving in parallel with...

‘Dinosaur country’: fossil hunters’ S. African paradise

The sun rises over the South African bush as scientists laden with backpacks climb a hillside. They get down to work, carving into two immense...

Piranha-like specimen, 150 million years old, is earliest known flesh-eating fish

Researchers reporting in Current Biology on October 18 have described a remarkable new species of fish that lived in the sea about 150 million...

Climate change the likely killer of Australian marsupial lion

Scientists believe Thylacoleo carnifex was probably a victim of the drying out of Australia, which began about 350,000 years ago, rather than from the...

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