Paleontology News

Feb 4, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A group of researchers led by Prof J. William Schopf from the University of California, Los Angeles, has discovered a type of deep-sea microorganism that appears not to have evolved over 2.3 billion years. Modern and 2.3 – 1.8 billion years old sulfur-cycling microorganisms. Image credit: J. William Schopf et al. Prof Schopf and his colleagues examined a mud-inhabiting sulfur-cycling microbial community that is 1.8 billion years old and was...

Jan 29, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of paleontologists from Japan, China and Canada has described a new genus and species of sauropod dinosaur that lived during the Upper Jurassic...

Jan 28, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of paleontologists led by Prof Michael Caldwell of the University of Alberta, Canada, has found the fossilized remains of four ancient legged snakes...

Jan 21, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of paleontologists headed by Dr Sterling Nesbitt of Virginia Tech has described a new genus and species of archosaur that lived in what is today...

Jan 20, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A well-preserved fossil from the Yixian Formation of western Liaoning Province, China, represents the oldest record of post-natal parental care, according...

Jan 12, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A group of paleontologists headed by Dr Steve Brusatte of National Museums Scotland and the University of Edinburgh has discovered a new genus and species...

Jan 5, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Here’s a list of the top dinosaur and fossil finds of 2014, from a small cat-sized dinosaur to the most complete giant titanosaur yet discovered...

Dec 24, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to a team of paleontologists from the United Kingdom and Japan led by Dr Haruyoshi Maeda of Kyushu University Museum, color vision evolved in...

Dec 18, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologists led by Dr Xiao-hong Chen of the China Geological Survey’s Wuhan Center have discovered a new species of marine reptile that lived in...