Paleontology News

Aug 27, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologists Dr Martin Brasier of the University of Oxford and the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Dr Alexander Liu of the University of Cambridge and their colleagues have uncovered the fossil of a muscle-bearing organism that thrived in what is now Newfoundland in Canada during the Ediacaran period, about 560 million years ago. Artistic reconstruction of Haootia quadriformis. Scale bar – 10 mm. Image credit: Martin Brasier. According...

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,...

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...