Paeleontology / 57 posts found

Is Jurassic Park about to become reality? Scientists ‘CLOSER’ to bringing dinosaurs back

by Luke Higgins
Experts say the discovery of the remains of a tyrannosaurus rex which was pregnant when it died coupled with advances in genome sequencing has put a blockbuster-style regeneration project…

Rare “Scaly dog” fossil found on Scottish island

by Luke Higgins
A RARE prehistoric fossil found on Scottish island could significantly advance scientists understanding of the area. The 170 million year old jawbone from a dog-sized crocodile-like creature is one of the only found anywhere in the world. The small fossil, measuring…

Ancient sea cow remains discovered on California island

by Luke Higgins
The 25 million-year-old fossil remains of a sea cow that lived in the waters off Southern California’s Channel Islands have been discovered by scientists. The fossil skull and ribcage were found on Santa Rosa Island, about 50 miles northwest of Los…

Chinese Road Workers Unearth Nest of FORTY-THREE Fossilised Dinosaur Eggs Read

by Dave Sadler
A giant clutch of 43 fossilised dinosaur eggs were discovered by workmen doing roadworks in China. The Chinese city that boasts the largest number of dinosaur eggs in the world has added a new batch to…

Jurassic ‘Mega-Carnivore’ Dinosaur Was 4 Times the Size of a Lion

by Luke Higgins
About 200 million years ago, a giant meat-eating dinosaur — one so large it was about twice as long as a giraffe is tall — left behind three-toed footprints as it trekked across the muddy ground, according to a new study. Now,…

Schoolboy, 13, stunned after finding a 6,000-year-old bison horn while metal detecting on a Sussex beach

by Luke Higgins
A LAD was stunned when a huge fossil he discovered on the beach turned out to be a 6,000-year-old bison horn. Archie Wood, 13, thought he had unearthed a mammoth tusk when…

Port workers in mammoth discovery

by Luke Higgins
Contractors working at the Port of Dover have unearthed a fossilised mammoth tooth. It was part of the work at the Dover Western Docks Revival and was being overseen by Archaeology South-East (ASE). It's not clear how old the tooth is, but the last mammoths are believed to have walked in Britain…

Man’s earliest ancestors discovered in southern England

by Luke Higgins
FOSSILS OF THE OLDEST MAMMALS RELATED TO MANKIND HAVE BEEN DISCOVERED ON THE JURASSIC COAST OF DORSET. The two teeth are from small, rat-like creatures that lived 145 million years ago in the shadow of the dinosaurs. They are the earliest undisputed…

Jurassic-Era Sea Monster Fossil Discovered In India

by Dave Sadler
Indian paleontologists have discovered a near-complete skeleton of an ichthyosaur near the village of Lodai in the Gujarat region. The skeleton is from the upper Jurassic, which means it likely lived between 161 and 145 million years ago. This is believed…

This new dinosaur species had massive, scissor-like teeth (including Video)

by Luke Higgins
A 70-million-year old dinosaur species possessed massive, scissor-like chompers that it probably used to gnaw through the tough, fibrous leaves of ancient palm trees. The discovery might help explain how multiple species…
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