Paleontology News

Feb 17, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The ability to use atmospheric nitrogen to support more widespread life was thought to have appeared 2 billion years ago. Now, a study led by Dr Eva Stüeken from the University of Washington has found evidence that 3.2 billion years ago, life was already pulling nitrogen out of the air and converting it into a form that could support large and diverse biosphere. Early Earth. Image credit: Christine Daniloff. Dr Stüeken and her colleagues from the...

Feb 13, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Fossil remains of a 16 million-year-old fur seal, named Eotaria crypta, have shed light on the evolution of fur seals and sea lions. The two seals on the...

Feb 13, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of paleontologists from China and the United States has described two shrew-sized mammals that lived during the Jurassic period, between 165 and...

Feb 11, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Three new extinct monkeys that lived in what is now Peru approximately 36 million years ago have been discovered by a team of paleontologists led by Dr...

Feb 10, 2015 by Sci-News.com

An international team of paleontologists led by Dr George Poinar of Oregon State University has found a grass spikelet and an ergot-like parasitic fungus...

Feb 6, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A group of researchers led by Dr Robert Hazen from Carnegie Institution of Washington has found well-preserved protein sheets in 15-million-year-old fossilized...

Feb 4, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Josephoartigasia monesi – a giant rodent that lived in what is now Uruguay from the Pliocene to early Pleistocene, 4 to 2 million years ago –...

Feb 4, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A group of researchers led by Prof J. William Schopf from the University of California, Los Angeles, has discovered a type of deep-sea microorganism that...

Jan 29, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of paleontologists from Japan, China and Canada has described a new genus and species of sauropod dinosaur that lived during the Upper Jurassic...