Paleontology News

Jul 3, 2015 by Natali Anderson

A remarkable new genus and species of oviraptorid dinosaur has been unearthed in the Ganzhou area of Jiangxi Province, southern China. An artist impression of Huanansaurus ganzhouensis. Image credit: Chuang Zhao. The new dinosaur belongs to a group of feathered dinosaurs known as oviraptors. It has been given the official name Huanansaurus ganzhouensis. The genus name refers to Huanan (in Chinese Pinyin), which means southern China, because the dinosaur...

Jul 2, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A new species of basilisk (or so-called Jesus lizard, named so for their ability to walk on water) that lived about 48 million years ago during Eocene,...

Jul 2, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A new study reported in the journal PLoS ONE shows that the teeth of the fearsome saber-toothed cat (Smilodon fatalis) fully emerged later in life than...

Jun 29, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A multinational team of paleontologists has discovered the remains of a new species of sauropodomorph dinosaur that roamed what is now South Africa at...

Jun 29, 2015 by Sci-News.com

An international team of paleontologists, co-led by Dr Xi-guang Zhanga and Dr Jie Yang of Yunnan University, has described a new species of super-armored...

Jun 25, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of paleontologists has discovered a new species of turtle-like reptile that lived in what is now Germany during the Middle Triassic period, approximately...

Jun 24, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologists from the University of Toronto and the University of Cambridge, UK, have found that a weird creature from 505 million years ago, known...

Jun 16, 2015 by Natali Anderson

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences sheds light on why early dinosaurs were small, rare and species-poor in tropical...

Jun 10, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of paleontologists headed by Dr Karl Bates from the University of Liverpool has shown that a supermassive titanosaurian dinosaur called Dreadnoughtus...