A Sunday walk led to the discovery of a subfossil forest which has remained intact for over 13,000 years in the Zurich clay, opening new doors for Central European dendrochronology.
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A scientist has discovered an ancient extinct creature with 'scissor hand-like' claws in fossil reco ...
Nowadays, the most diverse species of crocodile are found in northern South America and Southeast As ...
Aprotodon is a large-sized primitive rhinocerotid form, distinguished by relatively robust and stron ...
Unique among Earth's creatures, turtles are the only animals to form a shell on the outside of their ...
A Sunday walk led to the discovery of a subfossil forest which has remained intact for over 13,000 y ...
Unique among Earth’s creatures, turtles are the only animals to form a shell on the outside of their bodies through a fusion of modified ribs, vertebrae and shoulder girdle bones.
Aprotodon is a large-sized primitive rhinocerotid form, distinguished by relatively robust and strongly curved lower incisors, and the specialized wide mandibular symphysis, which is similar to that of the hippopotamus.
Nowadays, the most diverse species of crocodile are found in northern South America and Southeast Asia: As many as six species of alligator and four true crocodiles exist, although no more than two or three ever live alongside one another at the same time.
A scientist has discovered an ancient extinct creature with ‘scissor hand-like’ claws in fossil records and has named it in honour of his favourite movie star.
A university study into the incubation behavior of modern birds is shedding new light on the type of parental care carried out by their long extinct ancestors.
An international team of scientists have revealed a new species of ichthyosaur (a dolphin-like marine reptile from the age of dinosaurs) from Iraq, which revolutionises our understanding of the evolution and extinction of these ancient marine reptiles.
Scientists have named a new species of bone-headed dinosaur (pachycephalosaur) from Alberta, Canada.Acrotholus audeti (Ack-RHO-tho-LUS) was identified from both recently discovered and historically collected fossils.
What Happened to Dinosaurs’ Predecessors After Earth’s Largest Extinction 252 Million Years Ago?
Credit : Royal Veterinary College Research published on 24 April 2013 from The Royal Veterinary College, in the journal Nature,
An unusual fossil fish that has fins behind its anus could have implications for human evolution according to a scientist at The University of Manchester.
A 190-million-year-old dinosaur bonebed near the city of Lufeng, in Yunnan, China has revealed for the first time how dinosaur embryos grew and developed in their eggs.
Placodonts were among the first marine reptiles. With their trademark crushing teeth, they fed on shellfish and crustaceans.
A catastrophic mass extinction of birds in the Pacific Islands followed the arrival of the first people
More than 200 million years ago, a massive extinction decimated 76 percent of marine and terrestrial species, marking the end of the Triassic period and the onset of the Jurassic.
Christopher Cameron of the University of Montreal’s Department of Biological Sciences and his colleagues have unearthed a major scientific discovery – a strange phallus-shaped creature they found in Canada’s Burgess Shale fossil beds, located in Yoho National Park. The fossils were found in an area of shale beds that are 505 million years old.
A study headed by the Miquel Crusafont Catalan Palaeontology Institute has for the first time documented detailed records of dinosaur egg fossils in the Coll de Nargó archaeological site in Lleida, Spain. Up until now, only one type of dinosaur egg had been documented in the region.
University of Florida paleontologists have discovered remarkably well-preserved fossils of two crocodilians and a mammal previously unknown to science during recent Panama Canal excavations that began in 2009.
DNA analysis finds 33,000-year old dog ancestor was more related to modern dogs than wolves
A South Dakota School of Mines & Technology assistant professor and his team have discovered a new species of herbivorous dinosaur and today published the first fossil evidence of prehistoric crocodyliforms feeding on small dinosaurs.
Until now, all fossils found of this extremely early soft-bodied animal featured heads covered by a wide shell or ‘carapace’, obscuring underlying contents from detailed study.
Using CAT scans and making 3-D virtual reconstructions of the jaws of the ancient fish Helicoprion, Idaho State University researchers have solved some of the mysteries surrounding large spiral fossils of this fish’s teeth.