Paleontology News

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 years ago, say Dr Tsogtbaatar Chinzorig of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences’ Paleontological Center and his colleagues who analyzed and pieced together dinosaur fossils recently uncovered in the Gobi desert. Reconstruction of Deinocheirus mirificus. Image credit: © Michael Skrepnick. For almost...

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...

Sep 25, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Canadian and U.S. paleontologists have announced the discovery of a new genus and species of ankylosaurid dinosaur, Ziapelta sanjuanensis. Life restoration...

Sep 20, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologist Dean Lomax of the University of Manchester’s School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences and his colleagues from the United...