Archaeologists find an assemblage of petroglyphs alongside dinosaur tracks in Brazil

A study of the Serrote do Letreiro Site (meaning “Signpost Hill”) in Brazil’s Paraíba State has led to the discovery of an assemblage of petroglyphs alongside dinosaur tracks.

New discovery sheds light on the evolution of birds

Birds evolved from theropod dinosaurs during the Late Jurassic period, however, our knowledge of the initial stages of Avialae's evolution is limited due to a scarcity of Jurassic fossils.

World’s oldest ‘stomach stone’ fossil found on Jurassic Coast

Palaeontologists have discovered a 150-million-year-old stomach stone on England’s Jurassic Coast.

Predatory dinosaurs such as T. rex sported lizard-like lips

A new study suggests that predatory dinosaurs, such as Tyrannosaurus rex, did not have permanently exposed teeth as depicted in films such as Jurassic Park, but instead had scaly, lizard-like lips covering and sealing their mouths.

Ichthyosaur found on remote Artic island upends previous evolutionary theory

Palaeontologists have found the remains of an Ichthyosaur on the island of Spitsbergen, located in the Svalbard archipelago in northern Norway.

Fossil could be rare complete dinosaur skeleton with fossilised skin

A fossil discovered in Canada could be a rare finding of an entire dinosaur skeleton complete with fossilised skin.

Antarctica – The lost world

Antarctica is situated almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle and covers an area of 14.2 million km2.

The rise of the giant prehistoric bugs

Insects and terrestrial arthropods have inhabited the Earth since before the time of the dinosaurs, growing much larger to their contemporary equivalents during the Carboniferous period, due in part to a surplus of oxygen in the Earth’s atmosphere.

Baby mammoth found preserved in the Yukon

A preserved baby mammoth has been discovered by gold miners in the Klondike gold fields, located within the traditional tribal territory of the Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin in the Yukon, Canada.

Mongolarachne Jurassica – The giant spiders of the Jurassic

The Mongolarachne are an extinct genus of giant spiders that existed during the Jurassic period.

Previously unknown dolphin species discovered in Switzerland

Researchers at the University of Zurich’s Palaeontological Institute have discovered two previously unknown species related to modern sperm whales and oceanic dolphins based on a study of fossilised ear bones.

Beheaded croc reveals ancient family secrets

The partially fossilised remains of a giant extinct crocodilian that could have been ritualistically beheaded explain how modern crocodilian species may have evolved.

Well-preserved fossils could be consequence of past global climate change

Climate change can affect life on Earth. According to new research, it can also affect the dead.

Amber fossil reveals new clues about ancient cockroach ecology

Studying the sensory organs of a 100-million-year-old cockroach offers new insights into how the species may have lived.

Muscular study provides new information about how the largest dinosaurs moved and evolved

In a new study published today in the journal Royal Society Open Science, researchers present a reconstruction of the limb muscles of Thecodontosaurus, detailing the anatomy of the most important muscles involved in movement.

Rutland sea dragon is one of Britain’s greatest palaeontological discoveries

The fossil of a giant ichthyosaur from around 180 million years ago has been discovered at the Rutland Water reservoir in the East Midlands of England.

Mammoth discovery in Mexico during grave excavations

Researchers from the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) have identified the remains of a mammoth in the town of Los Reyes de Juárez, Mexico.

Early dinosaurs were sociable

New research on a vast fossil site in Patagonia shows that some of the earliest dinosaurs lived in herds and suggests that this behaviour may have been one of the keys to the success of dinosaurs.

Researchers uncover a previously unknown mass extinction event in Africa

Sixty-three percent. That’s the proportion of mammal species that vanished from Africa and the Arabian Peninsula around 30 million years ago, after Earth’s climate shifted from swampy to icy. But we are only finding out about it now.

Oldest theropod dinosaur in the UK discovered in southern Wales

Scientists from the Natural History Museum and the University of Birmingham have described a new species of dinosaur from specimens found in a quarry in Pant-y-ffynnon in southern Wales.

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