Paleontology News

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 male and female Stegosaurus mjosi. Image credit: Evan Saitta. Stegosaurus is a genus of armored, herbivorous dinosaurs. They lived in what is now the western United States during the Late Jurassic, approximately 150 million years ago. They were 6 – 9 meters (20 – 30 feet) long, had two staggered...

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...

Apr 10, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A group of paleontologists has described a new genus and species of Phorusrhacidae that lived in what is now Argentina during the Pliocene epoch, around...

Apr 9, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The evidence comes from paleontologists Dr David Hone of Queen Mary University of London and Dr Darren Tanke of the Royal Tyrrell Museum who analyzed a...

Apr 7, 2015 by Enrico de Lazaro

Since the early 1900s, paleontologists have believed that the dinosaur genus Brontosaurus (thunder lizard) was in fact the Apatosaurus. Now, a new study,...

Apr 3, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A mass extinction some 201 million years ago may have been triggered by changes in the biochemical balance of Panthalassa (also known as the Panthalassic...

Apr 2, 2015 by Sci-News.com

San Jose State University researcher Dr Jonathan Hendricks has used ultraviolet (UV) light to reveal and characterize the original shell coloration patterns...

Mar 31, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of scientists from China, Germany, Poland, and the United Kingdom, has described a new genus and species of an ensign scale insect from mid-Cretaceous...