Paleontology News

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 Lyrarapax unguispinus – one of the world’s first known predators that lived in what in now southwest China during the Cambrian period, about 520 million years ago. This is an artist’s impression of Lyrarapax unguispinus. Image credit: Nicholas Strausfeld / University of Arizona. Lyrarapax...

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...

Jul 7, 2014 by Sergio Prostak

 A new tracksite filled with hadrosaur footprints has been discovered in Denali National Park, Alaska, by a team of paleontologists led by Dr Yoshitsugu...

Jul 4, 2014 by Sci-News.com

German paleontologists led by Dr Oliver Rauhut of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany, have discovered a new specimen of Archaeopteryx...