Research just published in the journal The Public Library of Science ONE (PLOS ONE) by a team of researchers from the Faculty of Life Sciences
A postdoctoral fellow from Wits University has discovered the oldest known land-living animal from Gondwana in a remote part of the Eastern Cape. Dr Robert
The ancient closest relatives of mammals – the cynodont therapsids - not only survived the greatest mass extinction of all time, 252 million years ago,
The picture you conjure up when you hear Middle Jurassic, is one dominated by Dinosaurs, particularly the Tyrannosaurus rex. This is a considerable misconception, since
An evolutionary ecologist at the University of Southampton, is using 'grains of sand' to understand more about the process of evolution. Dr Thomas Ezard is
A 30 million year-old fossil has revealed how remoras – also called sharksuckers – evolved the sucker that enables them to stick to other fishes
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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, uses realistic three-dimensional computer models
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
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
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