Paleontology News

Sep 25, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Canadian and U.S. paleontologists have announced the discovery of a new genus and species of ankylosaurid dinosaur, Ziapelta sanjuanensis. Life restoration of Ziapelta sanjuanensis. Image credit: © Sydney Mohr. Ankylosauridae (ankylosaurs, ankylosaurids) is a family of plant-eating dinosaurs with armored plates on their back. Ankylosaurs lived in what is now western North America, Europe and East Asia, between 122 and 66 million years ago. They were...

Sep 20, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologist Dean Lomax of the University of Manchester’s School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences and his colleagues from the United...

Sep 19, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologists Dr Rodney Scheetz of Brigham Young University’s Museum of Paleontology and Dr Terry Gates of North Carolina State University and North...

Sep 17, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to a new study of fossilized leaves of angiosperms (flowering plants excluding conifers) published in the journal PLoS Biology, the massive asteroid...

Sep 15, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologists from the United States and Egypt have described a new species of anthracothere that lived in Africa during Miocene, 19 million years ago,...

Sep 13, 2014 by Sci-News.com

An international team of paleontologists has described a new species of flying reptile that lived in what is now China during the Cretaceous period, about...

Sep 12, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Newly-discovered 95-million-year-old fossils of the carnivorous dinosaur Spinosaurus aegyptiacus are the most compelling evidence to date of a dinosaur...

Sep 11, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Peruvian and European paleontologists have described a new fossil species of dolphin that lived in what is now Peru during the Miocene period, about 16...

Sep 11, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A group of paleontologists led by Dr Jin Meng of American Museum of Natural History has discovered three squirrel-like mammals that lived in what is now...