Paleontology News

Mar 28, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A multinational group of paleontologists has described a prehistoric lobster-like animal from the Marble Canyon site, part of the renowned Canadian Burgess Shale fossil deposit. Yawunik kootenayi. Image credit: University of Toronto. The newly-discovered marine creature, named Yawunik kootenayi, lived during the middle Cambrian, approximately 508 million years ago. The species name, kootenayi, honors the Ktunaxa People, who have long inhabited the...

Mar 24, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of scientists led by Dr Steve Brusatte of the University of Edinburgh, UK, has discovered a new species of metoposaurus that lived in lakes and...

Mar 19, 2015 by Sci-News.com

According to a team of scientists headed by Dr Ross MacPhee from the American Museum of Natural History, South American native ungulates – the last...

Mar 19, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A new species of prehistoric crocodile that dates back 231 million years ago (Carnian stage of the Triassic period) has been identified by a team of paleontologists...

Mar 17, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Uplift associated with the East Africa’s Great Rift Valley has puzzled scientists for many years because the timing and starting elevation have been...

Mar 12, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologists have discovered fossils of a 2-m-long lobster-like animal that lived in the seas of what is now Morocco during the early Ordovician period,...

Mar 4, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The well-preserved 150-million-year-old specimen of the herbivorous dinosaur Stegosaurus stenops – now in the Natural History Museum, London, UK –...

Feb 25, 2015 by Sci-News.com

An international team of paleontologists has described three new species of caimans that lived in the swampy waters of what is now northeastern Peru during...

Feb 20, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologists Dean Lomax of the University of Manchester, UK, and Prof Judy Massare of Brockport College in New York have discovered a new species of...