An international team led by researchers from the Evolutionary Studies Institute (ESI) at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, has obtained an age from rocks
For more than 30 million years after dinosaurs first appeared, they remained inexplicably rare near the equator, where only a few small-bodied meat-eating dinosaurs made
A newly-identified species of spike-covered worm with legs, which lived 500 million years ago, was one of the first animals on Earth to develop armour
South African and Argentinian palaeontologists have discovered a new 200 million year old dinosaur from South Africa, and named it Sefapanosaurus, from the Sesotho word
Twelve years ago, footprints of carnivorous dinosaurs were discovered and excavated in a quarry near Goslar.
A new study of an otherworldly creature from half a billion years ago - a worm-like animal with legs, spikes and a head difficult to
The tooth plate of just some millimeters in size had been in a box for more than 40 years, without being recognized after the discovery
When it comes to the three-horned dinosaur called the Triceratops, science is showing the ancient creatures might have been a little more complex than we
About 10 years ago, Peter Hews stumbled across some bones sticking out of a cliff along the Oldman River in southeastern Alberta, Canada.
Experts from the University of Manchester have identified Britain’s oldest sauropod dinosaur from a fossil bone discovered on the Yorkshire coast.
The fossils of the first dinosaur fossil from Washington State were collected along the shores of Sucia Island State Park in the San Juan Islands.
A new study from the University of Cambridge has identified one of the oldest fossil brains ever discovered – more than 500 million years old
New research, led by the University of Southampton, has questioned the role played by ocean acidification, produced by the asteroid impact that killed the dinosaurs,
Scientists have successfully replicated the molecular processes that led from dinosaur snouts to the first bird beaks.
Researchers at an old geological site talk 'dirt' about how Ice Age climate change led to the extinction of mammoths and mastodons, but to the
Many scientists have studied fossils from gigantic marine lizards called mosasaurs that lived at the time of the dinosaurs and flourished in ancient seas, but
Using state-of-the-art imaging techniques, palaeontologists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have been examining extinct marine creatures.
Although well known as one of the most iconic dinosaurs, Brontosaurus (the 'thunder lizard') has long been considered misclassified.
Saurichthys is a predatory fish characterized by a long thin body and a sharply pointed snout with numerous teeth.
What do butterflies, spiders and lobsters have in common?
A newly discovered crocodilian ancestor may have filled one of North America’s top predator roles before dinosaurs arrived on the continent.
Today's rich variety of beetles may be due to an historically low extinction rate rather than a high rate of new species emerging, according to