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Oldest Lizard-Like Fossil Yet to Be Found Hints at Scaly Origins

The fossilised remains of a reptile closely related to lizards are the oldest yet to be discovered. Two new fossil jaws discovered in Vellberg, Germany...

New fossils push the origin of flowering plants back by 100...

Flowering plants evolved from extinct plants related to conifers, ginkgos, cycads, and seed ferns. The oldest known fossils from flowering plants are pollen grains....

Science ‘could lose’ duelling dinos

Rare dinosaur remains could be forever lost to the scientific community when they go under the hammer in November. The remarkably preserved fossils of two...

Jurassic Jaws: How Ancient Crocodiles Flourished During the Age of the...

New research has revealed the hidden past of crocodiles, showing for the first time how these fierce reptiles evolved and survived in a dinosaur...

Research suggests terror bird’s beak was worse than its bite

It's a fiercely debated question amongst palaeontologists: was the giant 'terror bird', which lived in Europe between 55 to 40 million years ago, really...

Hidden Shell Middens Reveal Ancient Human Presence in Bolivian Amazon

Previously unknown archeological sites in forest islands reveal human presence in the western Amazon as early as 10,000 years ago, according to research published...

Rising Mountains, Cooling Oceans Prompted Spread of Invasive Species 450 Million...

New Ohio University research suggests that the rise of an early phase of the Appalachian Mountains and cooling oceans allowed invasive species to upset...

Fossil of History’s Most Successful Mammal

The 160 million-year-old fossil of an extinct rodent-like creature from China is helping to explain how multituberculates -- the most evolutionarily successful and long-lived...

Fossils in Western Australia could hold clues for life on Earth

Scientists analysing Australian rocks have discovered traces of bacteria that lived a record-breaking 3.49bn years ago, a mere 1bn years after Earth formed. If the...

Tooth Is ‘Smoking Gun’ Evidence That Tyrannosaurus Rex Was Hunter, Killer

Tyrannosaurus rex has long been popular with kids and moviemakers as the most notorious, vicious killing machine to roam the planet during the age...

Big-nosed, long-horned dinosaur discovered in Utah

A remarkable new species of horned dinosaur has been unearthed in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, southern Utah. The huge plant-eater inhabited Laramidia, a landmass...

T-rex tooth found embedded in prey, restoring dinosaur’s reputation

Threats to the fearsome reputation of Tyrannosaurs rex appeared to have been seen off on Monday by fresh evidence unearthed in the US. The dinosaur's...

Fossil insect traces reveal ancient climate, entrapment, and fossilization

Fossil insect traces reveal ancient climate, entrapment, and fossilization at La Brea Tar Pits Scientists use live insect colonies and forensic entomology to determine LOS...

Exploring dinosaur growth

Tracking the growth of dinosaurs and how they changed as they grew is difficult. Using a combination of biomechanical analysis and bone histology, palaeontologists...

How ‘Parrot Dinosaur’ Switched from Four Feet to Two as It...

Tracking the growth of dinosaurs and how they changed as they grew is difficult. Using a combination of biomechanical analysis and bone histology, palaeontologists...

New Tandem-Horned Fossil Provides Missing Link To Unicorn Rhino

Thought to be the source of inspiration for unicorn paintings on prehistoric cave walls, the extinct genus of the Elasmotherium rhinoceros has always puzzled...

Oddest Couple Share 250 Million Year Old Burrow

Scientists from South Africa, Australia and France have discovered a world first association while scanning a 250 million year old fossilised burrow from the...

Putting flesh on the bones of ancient fish” 380 million year...

Swedish, Australian and French researchers present for the first time miraculously preserved musculature of 380 million year old armoured fish discovered in north-west Australia....

How Turtles Got Their Shells: Fossil of Extinct South African Reptile

Through careful study of an ancient ancestor of modern turtles, researchers now have a clearer picture of how the turtles' most unusual shell came...

A new species of marine fish from 408 million years ago...

Researchers from the University of Valencia and the Natural History Museum of Berlin have studied the fossilised remains of scales and bones found in...

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