Paleontology News

Jul 10, 2014 by Sci-News.com

The re-examination of Scansoriopteryx – a sparrow-sized, pre-Archaeopteryx, bird-like creature that lived in what is today China during the Jurassic period, about 154 million years ago – challenges the widely accepted hypothesis that birds are derived from land-dwelling dinosaurs that gained the ability to fly. Scansoriopteryx, a hatchling. Image credit: Matt Martyniuk / CC BY-SA 3.0. Unearthed in Inner Mongolia in 2002, Scansoriopteryx...

Jul 9, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Scientists from Germany and the United Kingdom have used exceptionally preserved fossils of Palaeocharinus – a prehistoric spider that lived during...

Jul 9, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologists have discovered fossil remains of two previously unknown mammals that lived in what is now British Columbia in Canada during the early...

Jul 8, 2014 by Sci-News.com

“Jurassic Britain was a ‘dinosaur paradise’ with more than 100 different species described in the scientific literature to date,” sys to Dean Lomax,...

Jul 8, 2014 by Enrico de Lazaro

Pelagornis sandersi – a newly discovered extinct species of bird that lived in what is now North America about 28 million years ago – is the largest...

Jul 7, 2014 by Sergio Prostak

 A new tracksite filled with hadrosaur footprints has been discovered in Denali National Park, Alaska, by a team of paleontologists led by Dr Yoshitsugu...

Jul 4, 2014 by Sci-News.com

German paleontologists led by Dr Oliver Rauhut of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany, have discovered a new specimen of Archaeopteryx...

Jul 1, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A new study led by paleontologist John Scannella of Montana State University provides a detailed look at shifts in the morphology of Triceratops –...

Jul 1, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A new study on the teeth of extinct sand tiger sharks Striatolamia macrota and Carcharias spp. has provided the first estimate of Eocene (50 million years...