Paleontology News

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 – a genus of giant horned dinosaurs in the family Ceratopsidae – over a period of about two million years at the end of the Cretaceous. Triceratops models at JuraPark in Solec Kujawski, Poland. Image credit: CLI / CC BY-SA 3.0. Mr Scannella and his colleagues recorded the stratigraphic information...

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...

Jun 25, 2014 by Sci-News.com

An international group of paleontologists has described an aquatic larva of a prehistoric fly that lived in what is now Inner Mongolia, China, about 165...

Jun 19, 2014 by Sci-News.com

The exciting discovery of an extinct species of Tibetan fox adds more credence to the out-of-Tibet hypothesis, in which the Tibetan Plateau served as a...

Jun 18, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A team of paleontologists from Canada and the United States has discovered a new genus and species of horned, plant-eating dinosaur that lived during the...

Jun 18, 2014 by Natali Anderson

A new species of diminutive baleen whale that lived between 3.5 and 2.5 million years ago (Late Pliocene) has been described by U.S. paleontologists led...

Jun 13, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A newly discovered fossil fish named Megamastax amblyodus is the largest vertebrate known in the Silurian fossil record, says a group of paleontologists...

Jun 13, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Several fossil specimens of a Cambrian fish called Metaspriggina walcotti recently discovered in Canada shed new light on the development of the earliest...

Jun 13, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Dinosaurs fit in between warm-blooded mammals and cold-blooded reptiles, according to a study reported in the journal Science. The study is the first to...