Paleontology News

Jun 29, 2015 by Sci-News.com

An international team of paleontologists, co-led by Dr Xi-guang Zhanga and Dr Jie Yang of Yunnan University, has described a new species of super-armored worm with legs that lived in what is now China during the early Cambrian, about 500 million years ago. Reconstruction of Collinsium ciliosum. Image credit: Javier Ortega-Hernandez / Sci-News.com / Dimitris Siskopoulos. The ancient creature, Collinsium ciliosum (Hairy Collins’ Monster), belongs...

Jun 25, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of paleontologists has discovered a new species of turtle-like reptile that lived in what is now Germany during the Middle Triassic period, approximately...

Jun 24, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologists from the University of Toronto and the University of Cambridge, UK, have found that a weird creature from 505 million years ago, known...

Jun 16, 2015 by Natali Anderson

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences sheds light on why early dinosaurs were small, rare and species-poor in tropical...

Jun 10, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of paleontologists headed by Dr Karl Bates from the University of Liverpool has shown that a supermassive titanosaurian dinosaur called Dreadnoughtus...

Jun 9, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of paleontologists co-led by Drs Sergio Bertazzo and Susannah Maidment of Imperial College London has discovered what look like remnants of red...

Jun 8, 2015 by Sci-News.com

According to a new study published in the journal Science Advances, a 9-meter-long three-horned dinosaur called the Triceratops developed teeth that could...

Jun 5, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Three large vertebrae, believed to be that of an ancient, gigantic shark, have been discovered in Texas by members of the Paleontology Club of the University...

Jun 5, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologists at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller, Canada, have described a new genus and species of ceratopsid (horned dinosaur)...

Jun 4, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A group of paleontologists, led by Catherine Klein from the University of Bristol, UK, has put together the remains of a new small species of prehistoric...

Jun 4, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The well-preserved fossil of a previously unknown toothed bird that lived during the Cretaceous period, some 115 million years ago, has been found in the...

May 29, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Dinosaurs were endothermic (warm-blooded) like mammals, says paleontologist Dr Michael D’Emic of Stony Brook University. Torvosaurus gurneyi. Image credit:...

May 29, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologists Dr William Korth of Rochester Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Dr Joshua Samuels of John Day Fossil Beds National Monument have...

May 20, 2015 by Sci-News.com

According to a new study published online in the journal BMC Evolutionary Biology, the most recent common ancestor of all snakes was a nocturnal, stealth-hunting...

May 12, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologist Steven Jasinski of the University of Pennsylvania has described a new species of dromaeosaurid dinosaur that roamed what is now New Mexico...

May 8, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Dr Javier Ortega-Hernández of the University of Cambridge, UK, has discovered one of the oldest fossil brains ever found, and used it to help identify...

May 6, 2015 by Sci-News.com

An international team of paleontologists has described a new ornithuromorph bird that lived during the Hauterivian stage of the Early Cretaceous epoch,...

Apr 30, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of paleontologists, co-led by Dr Xing Xu and Dr Xiaoting Zheng of the Linyi University’s Institute of Geology and Paleontology, has discovered...

Apr 28, 2015 by Sci-News.com

An international team of paleontologists led by Dr Fernando Novas of the Bernardino Rivadavia Natural Sciences Museum in Buenos Aires has described a new...

Apr 23, 2015 by Sci-News.com

According to paleontologist Evan Saitta of the University of Bristol, UK, stegosaur plates may have differed between males and females. Silhouettes of...