Paleontology News

Oct 30, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologists have discovered a new genus and species of ankylosaur that roamed what is now the Gobi Desert in Mongolia during the Upper Cretaceous, between 100.5 and 66 million years ago. Life restoration of Zaraapelta nomadis. Image credit: Danielle Dufault. The new dinosaur is named Zaraapelta nomadis. It belongs to Ankylosauridae, a family of herbivorous dinosaurs with armored plates on their back. The genus name Zaraapelta is a combination...

Oct 26, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Carcharocles megalodon, the largest shark that ever lived on Earth, became extinct approximately 2.6 million years ago, according to a new analysis of...

Oct 23, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A large duck-billed dinosaur with a camel-like hump and the neck of an ostrich lived in what is today Mongolia during the Cretaceous, about 70 million...

Oct 17, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A near-intact fossilized egg of a Mesozoic bird recently discovered in the Sao Paulo State of Brazil is the first ever found in the country. LPRP USP-0359,...

Oct 16, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to a study carried out by scientists from Spain and the United States, members of Sthenurinae – an ancient family of kangaroos that lived until...

Oct 10, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologist Dr Oliver Rauhut of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany, and his colleagues have described a new dinosaur genus and species...

Sep 29, 2014 by Sci-News.com

The evidence comes from a team of U.S. scientists who found remnants of a prehistoric clash in a slab of rock at the Chinle Formation in New Mexico. The...

Sep 26, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Scientists led by Dr Stephen Brusatte from the University of Edinburgh, UK, have produced the most comprehensive family tree of prehistoric birds and their...

Sep 25, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Pre-Cambrian microfossils discovered in rocks in southern China hint that complex multicellular life may have appeared as early as 600 million years ago. This...