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First-known fossil iguana burrow found in the Bahamas

The discovery of the first known fossil iguana nesting burrow, on an outer island of the Bahamas, fills in a gap of scientific knowledge...

Prehistoric ‘sea dragon’ discovered on English Channel Coast is identified as...

A mysterious small marine reptile dating from 150 million years ago has been identified as a new species that may have been capable of...

Paleontologists find pterosaur precursors that fill a gap in early evolutionary...

Here's the original story of flight. Sorry, Wright Brothers, but this story began way before your time -- during the Age of the Dinosaurs. Pterosaurs...

Archaeopteryx fossil provides insights into the origins of flight

Flying birds moult their feathers when they are old and worn because they inhibit flight performance, and the moult strategy is typically a sequential...

Researchers discover 16 million-year-old bat fossil

A new species of bat that is 16 million years old has been discovered by an international group that includes University of Valencia lecturers...

Incredible vision in ancient marine creatures drove an evolutionary arms race

Ancient deep sea creatures called radiodonts had incredible vision that likely drove an evolutionary arms race according to new research published today. The international study,...

A New Species of Rare Phylum Loricifera Discovered in the Deep-sea...

The Loricifera is a microscopic, sediment-dwelling marine invertebrate, with a head covered in over 200 spines and an abdomen with a protective shell -...

Only dinosaurs found in ireland described for the first time

The only dinosaur bones ever found on the island of Ireland have been formally confirmed for the first time by a team of experts...

New trilobite fossil reveals cephalic specialization of trilobites in Middle Cambrian

Trilobites achieved their maximum genetic diversity in the Cambrian. However, unlike this diversity measure, the morphological disparity of trilobites based on cranidial outline reached...

Palaeontologists describe a preservation process unique to resins

A team of paleontologists described two amber pieces found in sites in Teruel (Spain) with remains from vertebrates corresponding to the Early Cretaceous. Both...

Prehistoric shark hid its largest teeth

Some, if not all, early sharks that lived 300 to 400 million years ago not only dropped their lower jaws downward but rotated them...

Eomonachus belegaerensis : New fossil seal species rewrites history

The discovery, published today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society, radically changes scientists' understanding of how seal species evolved around the world. It came...

A 55-Million-Year-Old Owl Skeleton

Together with colleagues from Belgium and the USA, Senckenberg scientist Gerald Mayr described a new fossil owl species. The skeleton of Primoptynx poliotauros is...

After 1760 It Is Called Resin

In a study published today in the Nature journal Scientific Reports, Senckenberg scientist Mónica Solórzano-Kraemer defines specific time periods for the terms amber, copal,...

Fossil shark turns into mystery pterosaur

Palaeontologists have made a surprising discovery while searching through 100-year-old fossil collections from the UK -- a new mystery species of pterosaur, unlike anything...

New analysis refutes claim that dinosaurs were in decline before asteroid...

A new study from researchers at the University of Bath and Natural History Museum looking at the diversity of dinosaurs shows that they were...

Henderson island fossils reveal new Polynesian sandpiper species

Fossil bones collected in the early 1990s on Henderson Island, part of the Pitcairn Group, have revealed a new species of Polynesian sandpiper. The Henderson...

A 520-million-year-old, five-eyed fossil reveals arthropod origin

Arthropods have been among the most successful animals on Earth since the Cambrian Period, about 520 million years ago. They are the most familiar...

Giant lizards learnt to fly over millions of years

Pterodactyls and other related winged reptiles that lived alongside the dinosaurs steadily improved their ability to fly to become the deadly masters of the...

Ancient marine predator had a built-in float

About 240 million years ago, when reptiles ruled the ocean, a small lizard-like predator floated near the bottom of the edges in shallow water,...

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