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Researchers Uncover New Species of Prehistoric Reptile

In the dangerous waters of an ancient oxbow lake created by a flooded and unnamed meandering river, the female phytosaur died and sank to...

Seashells provide million-year-old weather report

New research, published in Earth and Planetary Research Letters, led by scientists from the University of Cambridge, used plankton – tiny bugs, whose shells...

Iconic Australasian Trees Found as Fossils in South America

Today in Australia they call it Kauri, in Asia they call it Dammar, and in South America it does not exist at all unless...

First Dinosaurs Identified from Saudi Arabia

Dinosaur fossils are exceptionally rare in the Arabian Peninsula. An international team of scientists from Uppsala University, Museum Victoria, Monash University, and the Saudi...

Amber Fossil Reveals Ancient Reproduction in Flowering Plants

A 100-million-year old piece of amber has been discovered which reveals the oldest evidence of sexual reproduction in a flowering plant -- a cluster...

Surprise: Duck-Billed Dinosaurs Had Fleshy ‘Cocks Comb’

A rare, mummified specimen of the duck-billed dinosaur Edmontosauraus regalis described in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on December 12 shows for the...

Mapping the Demise of the Dinosaurs

About 65 million years ago, an asteroid or comet crashed into a shallow sea near what is now the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico. The...

Functional Importance of Dinosaur Beaks Illuminated

Why beaks evolved in some theropod dinosaurs and what their function might have been is the subject of new research by an international team...

Oceanic ‘dead zones’ and Jurassic extinction

Data collected by a scientist now at the University of Liverpool has predicted a dramatic decline in the size of marine animals used as...

Clues to paleoclimate from tiny fossils

New insights into the growth dynamics of minuscule marine organisms could help put the study of Earth's climate, both present and prehistoric, on a...

Colossal New Predatory Dino Terrorized Early Tyrannosaurs

A new species of carnivorous dinosaur -- one of the three largest ever discovered in North America -- lived alongside and competed with small-bodied...

CT and 3-D Printers Used to Recreate Dinosaur Fossils

Data from computed tomography (CT) scans can be used with three-dimensional (3-D) printers to make accurate copies of fossilized bones, according to new research...

Earliest life on Earth: scientists find evidence in WA rock sediments

Evidence of what could be the earliest forms of life on Earth has been unearthed in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia. Researchers from...

Trilobite

Trilobites are a well-known fossil group of extinct marine arthropods that form the class Trilobita. Trilobites form one of the earliest known groups of...

Earliest Record of Copulating Insects Discovered

Scientists have found the oldest fossil depicting copulating insects in northeastern China, published November 6th in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Dong Ren...

Newly Discovered Predatory Dinosaur ‘King of Gore’ Reveals the Origins of...

A remarkable new species of tyrannosaur has been unearthed in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM), southern Utah. The huge carnivore inhabited Laramidia, a landmass...

Scientists Digitally Reconstruct Giant Steps Taken by Dinosaurs for the First...

The Manchester team, working with scientists in Argentina, were able to laser scan a 40 metre-long skeleton of the vast Cretaceous Argentinosaurus dinosaur. Then...

Tell-Tale Toes Point to Oldest-Known Fossil Bird Tracks from Australia

Two fossilized footprints found at Dinosaur Cove in Victoria, Australia, were likely made by birds during the Early Cretaceous, making them the oldest known...

Bees Underwent Massive Extinctions When Dinosaurs Did

For the first time ever, scientists have documented a widespread extinction of bees that occurred 65 million years ago, concurrent with the massive event...

High School Student Discovers Skeleton of Baby Dinosaur

Claremont, CA – A chance find by a high school student led to the youngest, smallest and most complete fossil skeleton yet known from...

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