Paleontology News

Aug 20, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Toothless flying reptiles from the pterosaur family Azhdarchidae dominated the skies during the Upper Cretaceous, between 100 and 60 million years ago, according to paleontologist Dr Alexander Averianov. Life restoration of a group of giant azhdarchids, Quetzalcoatlus northropi, foraging on a Cretaceous fern prairie. Image credit: Mark Witton / Darren Naish. Azhdarchidae are the most successful and stratigraphically youngest group of pterosaurs. The...

Aug 14, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Brazilian paleontologists have unearthed a large bone bed with at least 47 individuals of a previously unknown pterosaur, named Caiuajara dobruskii. This...

Aug 6, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologists from Switzerland and the United Kingdom have discovered a new genus and species of plant-eating dinosaur that lived in what is now Venezuela...

Jul 31, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A new study published in the journal Science highlights the dramatic evolutionary transformation of carnivorous, ground-dwelling theropod dinosaurs into...

Jul 28, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to a study published in the journal Biological Reviews, non-avian dinosaurs might have survived the impact of a large bolide about 66 million...

Jul 25, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Dr Pascal Godefroit, a paleontologist with the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels, and his colleagues have discovered the fossilized...

Jul 17, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologists led by Dr Nicholas Strausfeld from the University of Arizona’s Center for Insect Science have discovered the fossilized remains of...

Jul 16, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A team of paleontologists from China, the United States and South Africa has described a new species of a feathered dinosaur that lived in what is now...

Jul 10, 2014 by Sci-News.com

The re-examination of Scansoriopteryx – a sparrow-sized, pre-Archaeopteryx, bird-like creature that lived in what is today China during the Jurassic...