The cache of skeletal ichthyosaurs stumbled upon ten years ago in Chile turns out to be one of the world’s most significant fossil finds of
As winged dinosaurs underwent a series of evolutionary changes during the transition into Aves, or birds, one pivotal transformation was the appearance of a single-ovary
New techniques for visualizing fossils are transforming our understanding of evolutionary history according to a paper published by leading palaeontologists at the University of Bristol.
A study that has ‘weighed’ hundreds of dinosaurs suggests that shrinking their bodies may have helped the group that became birds to continually exploit new
A new study uses carbon isotope dating to determine the first precise age for this bed, and ties the western coast of Africa to 30
Fifty-million-year-old fossil beetles that fed only on palm seeds reveal new information about ancient climates.
Preserved giant sperm from tiny shrimps that lived at least 17 million years ago have been discovered at the Riversleigh World Heritage Fossil Site by
Scientists have used state-of-the-art imaging techniques to examine the cracks, fractures and breaks in the bones of a 150 million-year-old predatory dinosaur.
Dolphins are the most diverse family of living marine mammals and include species such as the bottlenose dolphin and the killer whale.
Theropod dinosaurs, a group which includes such famous species asTyrannosaurus rex and Velociraptor, are often regarded as carnivorous and predatory animals, using their sharp teeth
Scientists have discovered a new species of long-snouted tyrannosaur, nicknamed Pinocchio rex, which stalked the Earth more than 66 million years ago.
Stunning images of a 305-million-year-old harvestman fossil reveal ancestors of the modern-day arachnids had two sets of eyes rather than one.
Concerns about climate change and its impact on the world around us are growing daily.
Picture this: A massive asteroid almost as wide as Rhode Island and about three to five times larger than the rock thought to have wiped
In 520 million-year-old fossil deposits resembling an 'invertebrate version of Pompeii,' researchers have found an ancestor of modern crustaceans revealing the first-known cardiovascular system in
A newly constructed family tree of the hummingbirds, published today in the journal Current Biology, tells a story of a unique group of birds that
Ancient, giant marine animals used bizarre facial appendages to filter food from the ocean, according to new fossils discovered in northern Greenland.
Starting about 250 million years ago, at the end of the Permian period, brachiopod groups disappeared in large numbers, along with 90 percent of the
252 million years ago the largest extinction event occurred at the end of the Permian age. It wiped out almost 90 percent of all life
Long bones, which are found in the limb of tetrapods, are not only important for locomotion and supporting the weight of the body, but also
An ancient fossil of the bilby, Australia’s answer to the Easter rabbit, has been discovered at the Riversleigh World Heritage site in north west Queensland.
A portrait of prehistoric parenthood captured deep in the fossil record has been uncovered by an international team of scientists led by University of Leicester