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Four dinosaurs discovered in Montana

A team of paleontologists from the University of Washington and its Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture excavated four dinosaurs in northeastern Montana...

First dinosaur era crab fully preserved in amber discovered

Fossils trapped in amber provide a unique snapshot of the anatomy, biology, and ecology of extinct organisms. The most common fossils found in amber,...

Two new species of large predatory dinosaur discovered on Isle of...

A new study led by palaeontologists at the University of Southampton suggests that bones found on the Isle of Wight belong to two new...

‘Raptor-like’ dinosaur discovered in Australian mine, actually uncovered as a timid...

Fossil footprints found in an Australian coal mine around 50 years ago have long been thought to be that of a large 'raptor-like' predatory...

Early dinosaurs may have lived in social herds as early as...

To borrow a line from the movie "Jurassic Park:" Dinosaurs do move in herds. And a new study shows that the prehistoric creatures lived...

What to do if you find fossils or artifacts

Six years ago, grazier Robert Hacon was driving around his cattle property in outback Queensland when he drove over what he thought was a...

Grass found in Baltic amber

Amber research by the Oregon State University College of Science has produced the first definite identification of grass in fossilized tree resin from the...

Dinosaurs’ ascent driven by volcanoes powering climate change

The rise of dinosaurs coincided with environmental changes driven by major volcanic eruptions over 230 million years ago, a new study reveals. The Late Triassic...

Mammals on the menu: Snake dietary diversity exploded after mass extinction...

Modern snakes evolved from ancestors that lived side by side with the dinosaurs and that likely fed mainly on insects and lizards. Then a miles-wide...

Primates’ ancestors may have left trees to survive asteroid

When an asteroid struck 66 million years ago and wiped out dinosaurs not related to birds and three-quarters of life on Earth, early ancestors...

New Fossil: A new species of otter discovered in Germany

Researchers from the Universities of Tübingen and Zaragoza have discovered a previously unknown species of otter from 11.4-million-year-old strata at the Hammerschmiede fossil site. The...

Giant Waikato penguin: School kids discover new species

A giant fossilized penguin discovered by New Zealand school children has been revealed as a new species in the peer-reviewed Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology...

Modern snakes evolved from a few survivors of dino-killing asteroid

A new study suggests that all living snakes evolved from a handful of species that survived the giant asteroid impact that wiped out the...

Oldest known mammal cavities discovered in 55-million-year-old fossils suggests a sweet...

A new U of T study has discovered the oldest known cavities ever found in a mammal, the likely result of a diet that...

500-million-year-old fossil represents rare discovery of ancient animal in North America

Many scientists consider the "Cambrian explosion" -- which occurred about 530-540 million years ago -- as the first major appearance of many of the...

Who was king before Tyrannosaurus? Uzbek fossil reveals new top dino

Iconic tyrannosauroids like T. rex famously dominated the top of the food web at the end of the reign of the dinosaurs. But they...

Massive new animal species discovered in half-billion-year-old Burgess Shale

Palaeontologists at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) have uncovered the remains of a huge new fossil species belonging to an extinct animal group in...

Confiscated fossil turns out to be exceptional flying reptile from Brazil

A fossil acquired in a police raid has turned out to be one of the best-preserved flying reptiles ever found, according to a study...

Volcanism drove rapid ocean deoxygenation during the time of the dinosaurs

Ocean deoxygenation during the Mesozoic Era was much more rapid than previous thought, with CO2 induced environmental warming creating ocean 'dead zones' over timescales...

Skull of 340 million year old animal digitally recreated, revealing secrets...

Researchers from the University of Bristol and University College London have used cutting-edge techniques to digitally reconstruct the skull of one of the earliest...

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