Paleontologists Discover Two New Hoofed Mammals from Miocene Epoch

An international team of paleontologists has identified two new species of ancient mammals that lived about 13 million years ago (middle Miocene epoch) in...

Enigmatic Fossil Shows Turacos Once Lived in North America

New research reveals that a well-preserved 52-million-year-old bird fossil specimen from the early Eocene of Wyoming, the United States, is from a previously unknown...

Early Devonian Fish Had Platypus-Like Snout

Brindabellaspis stensioi, a remarkable placoderm fish that swam about 400 million years ago (Early Devonian period), had a long snout, reminiscent of a platypus...

Two New Ediacaran-Period Fossils Discovered in Australia

A team of paleontologists from the University of California, Riverside and the South Australian Museum has discovered the fossils of two soft-bodied animals that...

Dinosaurs Couldn’t Stick Out Theirs Tongues, New Study Shows

Reconstructions of dinosaurs at theme parks and museums often show their tongues waving — a feature that is completely incorrect. According to new research,...

Bite Marks on East Coast Dinosaur Bones Illuminate Ancient Coastal Ecosystem

One might expect a dig site in some far-off desert when thinking of a paleontological discovery. Nevertheless, new finds are often made in museum...

Burmese Amber Preserves 99-Million-Year-Old Tropical Frogs

In a paper published this week in the journal Scientific Reports, paleontologists have described an extinct genus and species of frog, Electrorana limoae, preserved...

99-Million-Year-Old Hard Tick Wrapped in Spider Silk Found Encased in Amber

The oldest example of a tick wrapped in spider silk has been found, preserved in Burmese amber. It dates from the Cretaceous period, about...

Paleontologists Find Oldest Animal Footprints Ever Discovered

The oldest known animal ‘footprints’ on Earth, left by bilaterian animals with paired appendages about 545 million years ago, have been discovered in the...

Sea Life Recovered Surprisingly Rapidly at Impact Crater of Dino-Killing Asteroid

The Cretaceous/Paleogene mass extinction ended the reign of the dinosaurs and wiped out 76% of species on Earth. It was caused by the impact...

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