Paeleontology / 42 posts found

New prehistoric monster was a seafaring crocodilian

by Luke Higgins
The ancient Jurassic seas would have been a terrifying place to take a swim. Now there's one more reason to be thankful that you weren't around some 160 million years ago: the so-called "Melksham Monster." Paleontologists at the University of Edinburgh have identified…

The fossil finder extraordinaire who’s rewriting human evolution

by Luke Higgins
“I’M PORTRAYED as a maverick, as a cowboy scientist,” says Lee Berger. “What’s so funny is that I’m the one following the rules.” Even if you haven’t heard of Berger, there’s a good chance you are aware of his work.…

Oil Patch Workers Stumble Upon Massive New ‘Complete Find’ Dinosaur Fossil

by Dave Sadler
10-metre fossil found by pipeline inspection crew working near Spirit River Experts are calling a dinosaur fossil unearthed in northern Alberta this week one of the “most complete finds in this part…

12 Famous Fossil Discoveries

by Luke Higgins
As rare and impressive as they may be, not all dinosaur fossils are equally famous, or have had the same profound effect on paleontology and our understanding of life during the Mesozoic Era. On the following pages, you'll discover a dozen famous fossils that changed, sharpened, or completely altered…

How dinosaurs turned into birds 100 million years ago as their BRAINS started to expand

by Luke Higgins
Boffins tracked the link between the brain's development and the movement of skull bones over the generations to discover how the lizard kings turned into birds. A team from Yale University, which was led…

Stunning fossils: The seven most amazing ever found INCREDIBLE IMAGES

by Luke Higgins
1: Discovered: Gobi desert, Mongolia, 1971 Age: 74 million years Location: Mongolian Dinosaur Museum, Ulan Bator They will remain forever locked in mortal combat. The Velociraptor has sunk its deadly foot claw deep into the…

A 66-million-year-old skull could unlock secrets about triceratops ( including Video )

by Luke Higgins
There's more excitement than usual at Marco's Pizza in Thornton, Colo., since news spread Tuesday that a rare dinosaur fossil was unearthed at a construction site up the street. General Manager Daniel…

Dinosaur trio roosted together like birds

by Luke Higgins
The fossilized remains of three young dinosaurs who seem to have been snuggled together in sleep have been found in a stone block that poachers hacked out of the Mongolian desert. Researchers say the 70-million-year-old specimens are the first known example of dinosaurs sleeping…

Construction Workers Unearth Rare Fossil in Thornton, Colorado ( inc News footage video )

by Luke Higgins
A construction crew unearthed a triceratops skeleton and skull at a construction site in Thornton on Friday.  Paleontologists from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science came to the construction…

Walking Whale’ Fossil Discovered In Peru’s Ocucaje Desert

by Dave Sadler
Found in the Ocucaje Desert in southern Peru, the fossils belong to a group called Achaeocetes, or ancient whales, that possess both land- and sea-dwelling characteristics. Over time, the ancient land animals adapted to water environments where…
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