Paleontology News

Nov 6, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologists led by Prof Ryosuke Motani of the University of California, Davis, have discovered an amphibious ichthyosaur that lived in the seas of what is now China during the upper Lower Triassic, about 248 million years ago. The discovery is the first to link the dolphin-like ichthyosaur to its terrestrial ancestors, filling a gap in the fossil record. Cartorhynchus lenticarpus. Image credit: Ryosuke Motani / University of California, Davis. The...

Nov 5, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A team of paleontologists led by Prof David Krause of Stony Brook University has discovered a groundhog-like animal that lived in what is now Madagascar...

Oct 30, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologists have discovered a new genus and species of ankylosaur that roamed what is now the Gobi Desert in Mongolia during the Upper Cretaceous,...

Oct 26, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Carcharocles megalodon, the largest shark that ever lived on Earth, became extinct approximately 2.6 million years ago, according to a new analysis of...

Oct 23, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A large duck-billed dinosaur with a camel-like hump and the neck of an ostrich lived in what is today Mongolia during the Cretaceous, about 70 million...

Oct 17, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A near-intact fossilized egg of a Mesozoic bird recently discovered in the Sao Paulo State of Brazil is the first ever found in the country. LPRP USP-0359,...

Oct 16, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to a study carried out by scientists from Spain and the United States, members of Sthenurinae – an ancient family of kangaroos that lived until...

Oct 10, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologist Dr Oliver Rauhut of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany, and his colleagues have described a new dinosaur genus and species...

Sep 29, 2014 by Sci-News.com

The evidence comes from a team of U.S. scientists who found remnants of a prehistoric clash in a slab of rock at the Chinle Formation in New Mexico. The...