Paleontology News

Mar 20, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologists led by Dr Maomin Wang from Capital Normal University in China say the newly discovered stick insect Cretophasmomima melanogramma may have mimicked plant leaves for defense at least 126 million years ago. This is a reconstruction of stick insects Cretophasmomima melanogramma and a prehistoric rodent among gymnosperm plant Membranifolia admirabilis. Image credit: Wang M et al. Many insects have developed defense mechanisms, including...

Mar 19, 2014 by Enrico de Lazaro

U.S. paleontologists have discovered a new raptor dinosaur that lived in western North America during the Cretaceous period, about 66 million years ago. This...

Mar 14, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologists led by Dr Rachel Racicot of Yale University have described a new species of extinct porpoise that lived off the coast of what is now California...

Mar 13, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologists from Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas, have discovered the fossils of a new diminutive tyrannosaur that lived in what...

Mar 6, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Two paleontologists from Portugal have described a new species of giant dinosaur that lived in what is today Europe during the Jurassic period, about 150...

Mar 5, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologists and anthropologists led by Dr Kieran McNulty from the University of Minnesota have discovered definitive evidence of the widespread, dense,...

Feb 25, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to new research on the first birds and bird-like dinosaurs (Paraves) which lived 160 to 120 million years ago, bird wings and small body size...

Feb 17, 2014 by Sergio Prostak

Paleontologists led by Dr Xiao-Chun Wu from Canadian Museum of Nature say they have discovered a new genus and species of reptile that lived in what is...

Feb 17, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A new study published in the journal Geology suggests extinct arthropods known as trilobites were likely able to venture into very shallow water of the...