Paleontology News

Mar 19, 2014 by Enrico de Lazaro

U.S. paleontologists have discovered a new raptor dinosaur that lived in western North America during the Cretaceous period, about 66 million years ago. This is an artist’s impression of Anzu wyliei. Image credit: Mark Klingler / Carnegie Museum of Natural History. The new fossil creature that resembled a cross between a modern emu and a reptile was described from three specimens that collectively preserve almost the entire skeleton, giving...

Mar 14, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologists led by Dr Rachel Racicot of Yale University have described a new species of extinct porpoise that lived off the coast of what is now California...

Mar 13, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologists from Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas, have discovered the fossils of a new diminutive tyrannosaur that lived in what...

Mar 6, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Two paleontologists from Portugal have described a new species of giant dinosaur that lived in what is today Europe during the Jurassic period, about 150...

Mar 5, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologists and anthropologists led by Dr Kieran McNulty from the University of Minnesota have discovered definitive evidence of the widespread, dense,...

Feb 25, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to new research on the first birds and bird-like dinosaurs (Paraves) which lived 160 to 120 million years ago, bird wings and small body size...

Feb 17, 2014 by Sergio Prostak

Paleontologists led by Dr Xiao-Chun Wu from Canadian Museum of Nature say they have discovered a new genus and species of reptile that lived in what is...

Feb 17, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A new study published in the journal Geology suggests extinct arthropods known as trilobites were likely able to venture into very shallow water of the...

Feb 14, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A team of paleontologists led by Dr Guan-bao Chen of Anhui Geological Museum, China, says a newly discovered fossil of a Mesozoic ichthyosaur reveals the...