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A new 225-million-year-old reptile from Brazil

In a new study published in PeerJ -- Reassessment of Faxinalipterus minimus, a purported Triassic pterosaur from southern Brazil resulted in the description of...

Researchers discover overlooked Jurassic Park of lizards

New research published today in eLife by researchers from the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP) and the University of Bristol (UB) moves...

Large Mesozoic Marine Reptile Described

Ichthyosaurs are a group of successful Mesozoic marine reptiles that have a worldwide distribution, but their evolutionary origin is still unclear. In recent years,...

The reign of the dinosaurs ended in spring

The asteroid which killed nearly all of the dinosaurs struck Earth during springtime. This conclusion was drawn by an international team of researchers after...

First evidence indicating dinosaur respiratory infection

A group of researchers from around the country, including University of New Mexico Research Assistant Professor Ewan Wolff, discovered the first evidence of a...

New fossil birds discovered near China’s Great Wall – one had...

Approximately 80 miles from the westernmost reach of China's Great Wall, paleontologists found relics of an even more ancient world. Over the last two...

Large new titanosaurian dinosaur from the Pyrenees

Researchers from the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP), the Conca Dellà Museum (MCD), the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), the University of...

New research bites holes into theories about Megalodons

A new study leaves large tooth marks in previous conclusions about the body shape of the Megalodon, one of the largest sharks that ever...

New fossil reveals origin of arthropod breathing system

University of Manchester research fellow David Legg, in collaboration with a team of international scientists from China, Switzerland, and Sweden, has today announced a...

Fossil snail shells offer new tool for analyzing ancient ocean chemistry

A collection of fossil shells from marine snails and clams is challenging a theory that says the world's deadliest mass extinction was accompanied by...

The World’s Largest Sea Dragon Unearthed in The UK

A gigantic prehistoric “sea dragon” discovered in the Midlands has been described as one of the greatest finds in the history of British palaeontology. The...

Earth’s first known giant creature

The two-meter skull of a newly discovered species of giant ichthyosaur, the earliest known, is shedding new light on the marine reptiles' rapid growth...

An ancient relative of Velociraptor is unearthed in Great Britain

A new bird-like dinosaur that used brute strength to overcome its prey has been found by paleontologists combing through fossils found on the Isle...

Sauropod dinosaurs were restricted to warmer regions of Earth

Giant, long-necked sauropods, thought to include the largest land animals ever to have existed, preferred to live in warmer, more tropical regions on Earth,...

Exquisitely preserved embryo found inside fossilized dinosaur egg

A 72 to 66-million-year-old embryo found inside a fossilised dinosaur egg sheds new light on the link between the behaviour of modern birds and...

A first in fossil research: Seeds sprouting from an amber-encased pine...

Oregon State University research has uncovered the first fossil evidence of a rare botanical condition known as precocious germination in which seeds sprout before...

Paleontologists debunk fossil thought to be missing link between lizards and...

Filling in the links of the evolutionary chain with a fossil record of a ''snake with four legs" connecting lizards and early snakes would...

‘Cold bone’: Researchers discover first dinosaur species that lived on Greenland...

The two-legged dinosaur Issi saaneq lived about 214 million years ago in what is now Greenland. It was a medium-sized, long-necked herbivore and a...

Tooth Fast, Tooth Curious?

How did the largest animals to ever walk the Earth dominate their environments? By doing something totally revolutionary: keeping it simple. Published in BMC...

New species of iguanodontian dinosaur discovered from Isle of Wight

Scientists from the Natural History Museum and University of Portsmouth have described a new genus and species of dinosaur from a specimen found on...

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