Paleontology News

Nov 10, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Using 3D laser surface scans of two skeletons of the dodo, paleontologists have reconstructed how this famous extinct bird lived, looked, and behaved. The dodo (Raphus cucullatus) by Frederick William Frohawk, 1905. The dodo (Raphus cucullatus) is an extinct flightless bird that lived on the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. The bird was first discovered by European sailors in 1598, and was extinct by 1680. It was about 1 m tall, weighed 10-23...

Nov 7, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologists have discovered a well-preserved frozen mummy of the extinct Steppe bison (Bison priscus) on the shore of Chukchalakh Lake in Yakutia,...

Nov 7, 2014 by Sci-News.com

An international team of paleontologists headed by Marco Marzola from the New University of Lisbon, Portugal, has discovered nearly 70 fossilized tracks...

Nov 6, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologists led by Prof Ryosuke Motani of the University of California, Davis, have discovered an amphibious ichthyosaur that lived in the seas of...

Nov 5, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A team of paleontologists led by Prof David Krause of Stony Brook University has discovered a groundhog-like animal that lived in what is now Madagascar...

Oct 30, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologists have discovered a new genus and species of ankylosaur that roamed what is now the Gobi Desert in Mongolia during the Upper Cretaceous,...

Oct 26, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Carcharocles megalodon, the largest shark that ever lived on Earth, became extinct approximately 2.6 million years ago, according to a new analysis of...

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...

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,...