Paleontology News

May 20, 2015 by Sci-News.com

According to a new study published online in the journal BMC Evolutionary Biology, the most recent common ancestor of all snakes was a nocturnal, stealth-hunting predator that had tiny hindlimbs with ankles and toes. Artist’s rendering of an ancestral crown-group snake and the early mammal Yanoconodon. Image credit: Julius Csotonyi. “We infer that the most recent common ancestor of all snakes was a nocturnal, stealth-hunting predator targeting...

May 12, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologist Steven Jasinski of the University of Pennsylvania has described a new species of dromaeosaurid dinosaur that roamed what is now New Mexico...

May 8, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Dr Javier Ortega-Hernández of the University of Cambridge, UK, has discovered one of the oldest fossil brains ever found, and used it to help identify...

May 6, 2015 by Sci-News.com

An international team of paleontologists has described a new ornithuromorph bird that lived during the Hauterivian stage of the Early Cretaceous epoch,...

Apr 30, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of paleontologists, co-led by Dr Xing Xu and Dr Xiaoting Zheng of the Linyi University’s Institute of Geology and Paleontology, has discovered...

Apr 28, 2015 by Sci-News.com

An international team of paleontologists led by Dr Fernando Novas of the Bernardino Rivadavia Natural Sciences Museum in Buenos Aires has described a new...

Apr 23, 2015 by Sci-News.com

According to paleontologist Evan Saitta of the University of Bristol, UK, stegosaur plates may have differed between males and females. Silhouettes of...

Apr 16, 2015 by Sci-News.com

In a new paper in the journal Biology Letters, scientists reported fossil traces of Osedax – a genus of bone-devouring worms that both eat and inhabit...

Apr 11, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of paleontologists led by Dr Adam Behlke of Yale University says that very large marine reptiles called mosasaurs did not lay eggs on beaches, and...