Exploring Prehistoric Life

Tue, 2021-09-07

Paleontologists have unearthed the fossilized remains of large teratornithid birds at four localities in central Argentina.

Sat, 2021-09-04

Petalodus is a small genus of Petalodontiformes, a intriguing group of extinct marine cartilaginous fish that flourished from the...

Wed, 2021-09-01

An incomplete fossil record hampers reconstructing the early evolution of caimans (subfamily Caimaninae). In new research, paleontologists from Germany and the United States have described two previously unpublished, 52-million-year-old fossils of a key caiman...

Tue, 2021-08-31

A new species of the mosasaur genus Ectenosaurus has been identified from the fossilized remains found in western Kansas, the United States.

Fri, 2021-08-27

A nearly complete skeleton of a tapejarid pterosaur that lived during the Cretaceous Period was intercepted during a police raid at Santos Harbour in the...

Fri, 2021-08-27

A three-dimensionally preserved skull of a previously unknown Triassic-period reptile from Argentina illuminates the origin of lepidosauromorphs (lizards,...

Tue, 2021-08-24

Paleontologists have described two new species from the Cambrian period of Utah, which illuminate the early evolution of...

Thu, 2021-08-19

Paleontologists have identified three new species of placental mammals called condylarths (archaic ungulates) from fossils found in Wyoming, the United States.

Thu, 2021-08-12

A prehistoric crocodile did not have scaled armor but instead had soft skin similar to that of dolphins, a team of American and German scientists say.

Thu, 2021-08-12

Paleontologists have examined tooth morphologies in multiple lineages of sharks that lived during the 27.6-million-year interval around the ...