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Newly discovered fossil, likely subaqueous insect

A newly discovered trace fossil of an ancient burrow has been named after University of Alberta paleontologist Murray Gingras. The fossil, discovered by a...

New light shed on behavior of giant carnivorous dinosaur Spinosaurus

New research from Queen Mary University of London and the University of Maryland, has reignited the debate around the behaviour of the giant dinosaur...

Using 100-million-year-old fossils and gravitational-wave science to predict Earth’s future climate

A group of international scientists, including an Australian astrophysicist, has used findings from gravitational wave astronomy (used to find black holes in space) to...

Leaf fossils show severe end-Cretaceous plant extinction in southern Argentina

The asteroid impact 66 million years ago that ushered in a mass extinction and ended the dinosaurs also killed off many of the plants...

The ‘crazy beast’ that lived among the dinosaurs

New research published today in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology describes a bizarre 66 million-year-old mammal that provides profound new insights into the evolutionary...

New dinosaur showed descendants how to dress to impress

Scientists have found the most elaborately dressed-to-impress dinosaur ever described and say it sheds new light on how birds such as peacocks inherited their...

World’s earliest python identified from 47 million-year-old fossil remains

Together with his colleague Hussam Zaher of the University in São Paulo, Senckenberg scientist Krister Smith described the world's oldest known fossils of a...

Primitive fish fossils reveal developmental origins of teeth

Teeth and hard structures called dermal odontodes are evolutionarily related, arising from the same developmental system, a new study published today in eLife shows. These...

Research reveals unexpected insights into early dinosaur’s brain, eating habits and...

A pioneering reconstruction of the brain belonging to one of the earliest dinosaurs to roam the Earth has shed new light on its possible...

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...

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