Exploring Prehistoric Life

Wed, 2021-06-23

Researchers at the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country describe two palaeotheriidae mammals that lived in the subtropical landscape of Alava

Wed, 2021-06-23

In a paper published this month in the journal Fungal Biology, a duo of paleontologists from the United States and France described a new genus and species...

Wed, 2021-06-23

The end-Permian mass extinction — the most severe extinction event in the past 540 million years — was caused by massive volcanic eruptions in...

Tue, 2021-06-22

An extinct species of dwarf elephant experienced a weight and height reduction of 8,000kg and almost two meters after evolving from one of the largest land mammals that ever lived, a new study has confirmed.

Sat, 2021-06-19

A new species of the giant rhinoceros genus Paraceratherium has been identified from the fossilized remains found in Gansu Province, northwestern China.

Wed, 2021-06-16

In 2020, paleontologists described an ancient species, Oculudentavis khaungraae, based on a tiny skull trapped in a piece of...

Sat, 2021-06-05

Paleontologists have examined 6,800- to 4,600-year-old coprolites attributed to the little bush moa (Anomalopteryx didiformis). The results support the current hypothesis...

Mon, 2021-05-31

Behind the movie star persona, there's a dinosaur more fascinating than anything Hollywood dreamt up.

Thu, 2021-05-27

While the egg was about the same size as those laid by mainland emus, a duo of avian paleontologists from Australia and the United Kingdom used it to calculate the King Island emu (Dromaius...

Wed, 2021-05-26

A duo of paleontologists from San Diego State University and the San Diego Natural History Museum has explored the transition from raptorial feeding in early baleen whales (Mysticeti) to filter-...