Paleontology News

Jun 5, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologists at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller, Canada, have described a new genus and species of ceratopsid (horned dinosaur) that lived during the Cretaceous period, about 68 million years ago. Artistic life reconstruction of Regaliceratops peterhewsi. Image credit: Julius T. Csotonyi / Royal Tyrrell Museum. The prehistoric creature, named Regaliceratops peterhewsi, is a close relative of the familiar Triceratops and...

Jun 4, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A group of paleontologists, led by Catherine Klein from the University of Bristol, UK, has put together the remains of a new small species of prehistoric...

Jun 4, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The well-preserved fossil of a previously unknown toothed bird that lived during the Cretaceous period, some 115 million years ago, has been found in the...

May 29, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Dinosaurs were endothermic (warm-blooded) like mammals, says paleontologist Dr Michael D’Emic of Stony Brook University. Torvosaurus gurneyi. Image credit:...

May 29, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologists Dr William Korth of Rochester Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Dr Joshua Samuels of John Day Fossil Beds National Monument have...

May 20, 2015 by Sci-News.com

According to a new study published online in the journal BMC Evolutionary Biology, the most recent common ancestor of all snakes was a nocturnal, stealth-hunting...

May 12, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologist Steven Jasinski of the University of Pennsylvania has described a new species of dromaeosaurid dinosaur that roamed what is now New Mexico...

May 8, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Dr Javier Ortega-Hernández of the University of Cambridge, UK, has discovered one of the oldest fossil brains ever found, and used it to help identify...

May 6, 2015 by Sci-News.com

An international team of paleontologists has described a new ornithuromorph bird that lived during the Hauterivian stage of the Early Cretaceous epoch,...