Paleontology News

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 years ago if it had happened a few million years earlier or later. This image shows two individuals of Qianzhousaurus sinensis and a small feathered dinosaur called Nankangia. Image credit: Chuang Zhao. “There has long been intense scientific debate about the cause of the dinosaur extinction,”...

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...

Jul 9, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Scientists from Germany and the United Kingdom have used exceptionally preserved fossils of Palaeocharinus – a prehistoric spider that lived during...

Jul 9, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologists have discovered fossil remains of two previously unknown mammals that lived in what is now British Columbia in Canada during the early...

Jul 8, 2014 by Sci-News.com

“Jurassic Britain was a ‘dinosaur paradise’ with more than 100 different species described in the scientific literature to date,” sys to Dean Lomax,...

Jul 8, 2014 by Enrico de Lazaro

Pelagornis sandersi – a newly discovered extinct species of bird that lived in what is now North America about 28 million years ago – is the largest...