Paeleontology / 68 posts found

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…

Jurassic Park was RIGHT – T Rex type dinosaur did EXIST in Jurassic period

by Luke Higgins
The Steven Spielberg Jurassic Park franchise has been mocked as it place the ferocious predator in the period – from 199.6 to 145.5 million years ago – when it had been believed to have not evolved until the Cretaceous…

‘Mega-carnivore’ dinosaur roamed southern Africa 200 million years ago

by Dave Sadler
An international team of scientists has discovered the first evidence that a huge carnivorous dinosaur roamed southern Africa 200 million year ago. The team, which includes researchers from The University of Manchester,…

How Neanderthals influenced human genetics at the crossroads of Asia and Europe

by Luke Higgins
WHEN THE ANCESTORS OF MODERN HUMANS MIGRATED OUT OF AFRICA, THEY PASSED THROUGH THE MIDDLE EAST AND TURKEY BEFORE HEADING DEEPER INTO ASIA AND EUROPE. Here, at this important crossroads, it’s thought that they encountered…

An exceptionally preserved sea turtle reveals ancient sun protection

by Luke Higgins
RESEARCHERS AT LUND UNIVERSITY IN SWEDEN HAVE DISCOVERED WELL-PRESERVED PIGMENTS AND OTHER BIOMOLECULES IN A 54 MILLION-YEAR-OLD BABY SEA TURTLE. THE MOLECULAR ANALYSES SHOW THAT THE TURTLE’S SHELL CONTAINED PIGMENTS TO…

Prehistoric teeth fossils dating back 9.7 million years ‘could rewrite human history’ (video included)

by Luke Higgins
Paleontologists in Germany have discovered 9.7 million-year-old fossilised teeth that a German politician has hailed as potentially “rewriting" human…

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…
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