Paleontology News

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 impact that wiped out the dinosaurs about 66 million years ago also boosted up fast-growing, deciduous plants. Artistic reconstruction of a post-Chicxulub impact forest. Image credit: Donna Braginetz / Denver Museum of Nature & Science. About 66 million years ago, a 10-km asteroid crashed...

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...

Sep 9, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologists have discovered a new species of titanosaurian dinosaur that lived during the middle of the Cretaceous period, about 100 million years...

Sep 4, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A multinational group of paleontologists has described a new titanosaurian dinosaur, named Dreadnoughtus schrani, from Upper Cretaceous sediments in southern...

Aug 27, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologists Dr Martin Brasier of the University of Oxford and the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Dr Alexander Liu of the University of Cambridge...