Paleontology News

Apr 10, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A group of paleontologists has described a new genus and species of Phorusrhacidae that lived in what is now Argentina during the Pliocene epoch, around 3.5 million years ago. Llallawavis scagliai. Image credit: H. Santiago Druetta. Phorusrhacidae (the so-called terror birds) were a group of extinct terrestrial carnivorous birds that are known mainly from the Cenozoic of South America, but also from the Plio-Pleistocene of North America and the Eocene...

Apr 9, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The evidence comes from paleontologists Dr David Hone of Queen Mary University of London and Dr Darren Tanke of the Royal Tyrrell Museum who analyzed a...

Apr 7, 2015 by Enrico de Lazaro

Since the early 1900s, paleontologists have believed that the dinosaur genus Brontosaurus (thunder lizard) was in fact the Apatosaurus. Now, a new study,...

Apr 3, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A mass extinction some 201 million years ago may have been triggered by changes in the biochemical balance of Panthalassa (also known as the Panthalassic...

Apr 2, 2015 by Sci-News.com

San Jose State University researcher Dr Jonathan Hendricks has used ultraviolet (UV) light to reveal and characterize the original shell coloration patterns...

Mar 31, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of scientists from China, Germany, Poland, and the United Kingdom, has described a new genus and species of an ensign scale insect from mid-Cretaceous...

Mar 28, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A multinational group of paleontologists has described a prehistoric lobster-like animal from the Marble Canyon site, part of the renowned Canadian Burgess...

Mar 24, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of scientists led by Dr Steve Brusatte of the University of Edinburgh, UK, has discovered a new species of metoposaurus that lived in lakes and...

Mar 19, 2015 by Sci-News.com

According to a team of scientists headed by Dr Ross MacPhee from the American Museum of Natural History, South American native ungulates – the last...