Exploring Prehistoric Life

Fri, 2019-10-18

Fossils of ancient arthropods discovered in linear formation may indicate a collective behaviour either in response to environmental cues or as part of seasonal reproductive migration. The findings, which are published in Scientific Reports, suggest...

Wed, 2019-10-16

Named Lessiniabatis aenigmatica, the creature lived some 50 million years ago (Eocene epoch) in the waters of the western Tethys...

Sat, 2019-10-12

Saber-toothed cats, short-faced bears, and other ferocious mammals were the top predators of the ice age across most of the world. But not in Australia. Here, reptiles ruled: land-living crocs, monstrous snakes, and enormous relatives of the Komodo dragon,...

Mon, 2019-10-07

A fossil of a prehistoric sea marine reptile, the Ichthyosaurus, has finally been revealed after staying hidden for 170 years by God-fearing individuals who didn’t want to make any...

Sat, 2019-10-05

The 96 million-year-old fossilized bones discovered in Queensland, Australia, have been identified as a new genus and species of ornithocheirid pterosaur, Ferrodraco lentoni.

Fri, 2019-10-04

Experts have found the first skeletal remains of a Phoebodus, an ancient shark in Morocco’s Anti-Atlas Mountains.

Fri, 2017-10-13

Kaprosuchus is a  genus of mahajangasuchid crocodyliform. It is known from a single nearly complete skull collected from the Upper...

Mon, 2019-09-30

Dinosaur bones can be seen in several museums around the world where we can learn about the prehistoric creatures that used to roam the Earth. These...

Fri, 2019-09-27

Making a legged robot walk is not as simple as it looks. Coordinating the motion of all its joints to achieve smooth motions, close to those of real animals, requires advanced engineering and careful observation of moving animals. But what if we don’t exactly know...

Wed, 2019-09-25

Rauisuchians — predatory crocodile-like creatures that lived during the Triassic period, some 210 million years ago — preyed on early herbivorous dinosaurs and...

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