Paleontology News

Apr 2, 2015 by Sci-News.com

San Jose State University researcher Dr Jonathan Hendricks has used ultraviolet (UV) light to reveal and characterize the original shell coloration patterns of 28 cone snail species from three Neogene coral reef-associated deposits from the Cibao Valley, northern Dominican Republic. Fossil cone shells and their original colors, from top to bottom rows: Conasprella stenostoma, Conus lombardii, and C. carlottae. Image credit: Jonathan Hendricks / San...

Mar 31, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of scientists from China, Germany, Poland, and the United Kingdom, has described a new genus and species of an ensign scale insect from mid-Cretaceous...

Mar 28, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A multinational group of paleontologists has described a prehistoric lobster-like animal from the Marble Canyon site, part of the renowned Canadian Burgess...

Mar 24, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of scientists led by Dr Steve Brusatte of the University of Edinburgh, UK, has discovered a new species of metoposaurus that lived in lakes and...

Mar 19, 2015 by Sci-News.com

According to a team of scientists headed by Dr Ross MacPhee from the American Museum of Natural History, South American native ungulates – the last...

Mar 19, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A new species of prehistoric crocodile that dates back 231 million years ago (Carnian stage of the Triassic period) has been identified by a team of paleontologists...

Mar 17, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Uplift associated with the East Africa’s Great Rift Valley has puzzled scientists for many years because the timing and starting elevation have been...

Mar 12, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologists have discovered fossils of a 2-m-long lobster-like animal that lived in the seas of what is now Morocco during the early Ordovician period,...

Mar 4, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The well-preserved 150-million-year-old specimen of the herbivorous dinosaur Stegosaurus stenops – now in the Natural History Museum, London, UK –...