Paleontology News

Apr 17, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Eocasea martini, a carnivorous animal that lived in what is today Kansas during Carboniferous period, about 300 million years ago, is the oldest known ancestor of terrestrial herbivores, say paleontologists from the University of Toronto Mississauga. This is an artist’s reconstruction of Eocasea martini. Image credit: Danielle Dufault. “The evolution of herbivory was revolutionary to life on land because it meant terrestrial vertebrates could...

Apr 17, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologists from the American Museum of Natural History have described a shark species that lived during Carboniferous period, about 325 million years...

Apr 16, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A new paper published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology describes 30 Jurassic creatures – five salamanders, one anuran, two lizards, 13 pterosaurs,...

Apr 11, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A 305-million-year-old fossil found in eastern France reveals that primitive harvestmen had two sets of eyes rather than one. Reconstruction of Hastocularis...

Apr 11, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A study led by Prof Luis Buatois from the University of Saskatchewan provides new evidence to understand the development of life at Ediacaran-Cambrian...

Apr 10, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Nimbacinus dicksoni, an ancient meat-eating marsupial that lived in Australia during Oligocene and Miocene between 24 and 5.3 million years ago, had the...

Apr 9, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologists from China, the United States and United Kingdom have discovered a 3-inch-long fossil of a prehistoric shrimp-like animal with the earliest...

Apr 3, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Scientists say they have made a surprising discovery – a fossil bone of an extinct turtle species scientifically known as Atlantochelys mortoni. In...

Mar 20, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologists led by Dr Maomin Wang from Capital Normal University in China say the newly discovered stick insect Cretophasmomima melanogramma may have...