Paleontology News

Dec 10, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A multinational team of paleontologists headed by Dr Thomas Harvey from the University of Leicester, UK, has described a strange balloon-shaped animal that swam in the Cambrian seas about 520 million years ago. Nidelric pugio. Image credit: Derek Siveter, Oxford University. The new fossil belongs to a now-extinct family of bizarre, balloon-shaped animals known as Chancelloriidae. It was uncovered from the Cambrian Series 2 Heilinpu Formation near...

Dec 2, 2014 by Sci-News.com

New radiocarbon dates on American mastodon (Mammut americanum) fossils in Alaska and Yukon (eastern Beringia) suggest this species suffered local extinction...

Nov 26, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Dr Nick Longrich from the University of Bath, UK, has described two new species of chasmosaurine dinosaurs that roamed the ‘lost island continent’...

Nov 24, 2014 by Sci-News.com

An international group of paleontologists has discovered a horse-like animal that lived in what is now India during Eocene epoch, about 55 million years...

Nov 10, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Using 3D laser surface scans of two skeletons of the dodo, paleontologists have reconstructed how this famous extinct bird lived, looked, and behaved. The...

Nov 7, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologists have discovered a well-preserved frozen mummy of the extinct Steppe bison (Bison priscus) on the shore of Chukchalakh Lake in Yakutia,...

Nov 7, 2014 by Sci-News.com

An international team of paleontologists headed by Marco Marzola from the New University of Lisbon, Portugal, has discovered nearly 70 fossilized tracks...

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...

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...