Paleontology News

Dec 18, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologists led by Dr Xiao-hong Chen of the China Geological Survey’s Wuhan Center have discovered a new species of marine reptile that lived in what is now China during the Lower Triassic, about 245 million years ago. Eohupehsuchus brevicollis. Image credit: Chen X-h et al. The newly-discovered creature belonged to Hupehsuchia, a group of enigmatic Triassic marine reptiles that is known exclusively from two counties in Hubei Province, China. One...

Dec 11, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A group of paleontologists led by Dr Andrew Farke from Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology has described a new genus and species of ceratopsian dinosaur...

Dec 10, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A multinational team of paleontologists headed by Dr Thomas Harvey from the University of Leicester, UK, has described a strange balloon-shaped animal...

Dec 2, 2014 by Sci-News.com

New radiocarbon dates on American mastodon (Mammut americanum) fossils in Alaska and Yukon (eastern Beringia) suggest this species suffered local extinction...

Nov 26, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Dr Nick Longrich from the University of Bath, UK, has described two new species of chasmosaurine dinosaurs that roamed the ‘lost island continent’...

Nov 24, 2014 by Sci-News.com

An international group of paleontologists has discovered a horse-like animal that lived in what is now India during Eocene epoch, about 55 million years...

Nov 10, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Using 3D laser surface scans of two skeletons of the dodo, paleontologists have reconstructed how this famous extinct bird lived, looked, and behaved. The...

Nov 7, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologists have discovered a well-preserved frozen mummy of the extinct Steppe bison (Bison priscus) on the shore of Chukchalakh Lake in Yakutia,...

Nov 7, 2014 by Sci-News.com

An international team of paleontologists headed by Marco Marzola from the New University of Lisbon, Portugal, has discovered nearly 70 fossilized tracks...