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Rare, exceptionally preserved fossil reveals lifestyle of ancient armor-plated reptile

An exceptionally-preserved fossil from the Alps in eastern Switzerland has revealed the best look so far at an armoured reptile from the Middle Triassic...

New species of bus-sized fossil marine reptile unearthed in Russia

A new species of a fossil pliosaur (large predatory marine reptile from the 'age of dinosaur') has been found in Russia and profoundly change...

Ancient reptile tracks in the Pyrenees may include evidence of a...

A large set of tracks made by archosauromorphs in the Pyrenees mountain range may include a new type of footprint made by reptiles that...

The last caimans living in Spain

Sixteen million years ago, the reptile Diplocynodon ratelii lived in wooded ecosystems among the lakes and pools of what we know today as Catalonia...

Ancient reptile mystery solved as two extinct species found to be...

Ichthyosaurs, which are similar-shaped to dolphins and sharks, but are reptiles, swam the seas for millions of years during the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous...

Giant flying reptile ruled ancient Transylvania

New research suggests that a giant pterosaur -- a toothless flying reptile with a 10 metre wingspan -- may have been the dominant predator...

A ‘transitional fossil’ debunked

Snakes are a very diverse group of present-day reptiles, with nearly 3,600 known species. They are readily recognized by their long bodies and lack...

New species of Jurassic reptile identified from skeletal remains

A new species of British ichthyosaur has been identified using skeletal remains that have been on display at the University of Bristol's School of...

230-million-year-old Texas reptile had bizarre ‘dinosaurian’ features

A newly described species of extinct reptile that roamed in Texas more than 200 million years ago had a strikingly dome-shaped head, much like...

Ancient reptile fossils claw for more attention

Newly recovered fossils confirm that Drepanosaurus, a prehistoric cross between a chameleon and an anteater, was a small reptile with a fearsome finger. The...

Unusual new species of extinct reptile shows dinosaurs copied body, skull...

Iconic dinosaur shapes were present for at least a hundred million years on our planet in animals before those dinosaurs themselves actually appeared. In a...

A reptilian anachronism: American alligator older than we thought

From climate to the peninsula's very shape, not much in Florida has stayed the same over the last 8 million years. Except, it turns out,...

New species of reptile from 212 million years ago

An extinct reptile related to crocodiles that lived 212 million years ago in present day New Mexico has been named as a new species,...

When snakes had legs: New look at rare fossil reveals clues...

Close examination of a rare Brazilian fossil is shedding new light on an enduring controversy in evolutionary thought—why snakes evolved their long, limbless bodies. At...

Palaeontologist discovers new species of 200 million-year-old British marine reptile

A new type of ichthyosaur, an extinct marine reptile alive at the same time as the dinosaurs, has been identified by a Manchester palaeontologist...

Strange sea-dwelling reptile fossil hints at rapid evolution after mass extinction

Two hundred and fifty million years ago, life on earth was in a tail-spin—climate change, volcanic eruptions, and rising sea levels contributed to a...

Secrets of 195-million-year old marine reptile uncovered

A new study has identified two new specimens of a rare ancient marine reptile, and has for the first time revealed the pelvis bones...

Paleontologists discover 250-million-year-old new species of reptile in Brazil

An international team of scientists, from three Brazilian universities and one UK university, have discovered a new fossil reptile that lived 250 million years...

Bone-crushing prehistoric reptile the largest marine crocodile ever discovered

A five-foot-long skull discovered in war-torn Tunisia has led to the identification of a new species. University of Alberta PhD student Tetsuto Miyashita is among...

Paleontologist names a carnivorous reptile that preceded dinosaurs

Finding a new species of dinosaur is pretty rare. Getting a hand in the discovery and naming of one -- that's rarer still. Or it...

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