Paleontology News

Nov 24, 2014 by Sci-News.com

An international group of paleontologists has discovered a horse-like animal that lived in what is now India during Eocene epoch, about 55 million years ago. The discovery fills in a major gap in understanding of the evolution of Perissodactyla, a group of animals that includes horses and rhinos. Cambaytherium thewissi. Image credit: Elaine Kasmer. Perissodactyla (perissodactyls) is a small order of hoofed mammals, containing three extant families:...

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...

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...