The remains of Fujianvenator prodigiosus 30 million years older than any confirmed bird fossil, paleontologists say, could reveal never-before-seen insights into critical early stages of bird evolution. Chinese scientists say the previously unknown…
Hominines may have originated in Eurasia during the late Miocene, or they may have dispersed into Eurasia from an unknown African ancestor. The diversity of hominines in Eurasia suggests an in situ origin but does not exclude a dispersal hypothesis.
Palaeontologist Lachlan Hart has finally solved that decades-long mystery and formally described the prehistoric creature in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. By chance, Hart first visited the fossil at the exhibition as a dinosaur-obsessed…
New Fossil Discovery Shows How Ancient 'Hell Ants' Hunted With Headgear. Researchers discover a worker of the hell ant Ceratomyrmex ellenbergeri grasping a nymph of Caputoraptor elegans (Alienoptera) preserved in amber dated to 99-million-year-old.
Mushrooms are older than thought
Fossil is the oldest-known scorpion found 35 years ago in Wisconsin
Varanopid from the Carboniferous of Nova Scotia reveals evidence of parental care in amniotes: The specimen, consisting of an adult and associated conspecific juvenile, is also identified as a varanopid suggesting parental care is more deeply rooted…
An ancient swamp full of fossils from extinct animals was discovered in Mauritius. 2,000-year-old swamp brimming with bones reveals the ecosystem of the dodo at.
The oldest stegosaur ever has been discovered by British team in Morocco. Named Adratiklit boulahfa, or "mountain lizard," London Natural History Museum researchers managed to figure out it was a new species of stegosaur from a few unearthed…
Nearly 2,000 fossils discovered in central Turkey. Fossils excavated in Kirsehir province belong to elephants, primates, giraffes, horses, rhinos, cats, monkeys
Genetic analysis has revealed that the ancestors of Homo Sapiens interbred with at least five different archaic human groups as they moved out of Africa and across Eurasia.
Nonequilibrium evolution of volatility in origination and extinction explains fat-tailed fluctuations in Phanerozoic biodiversity
70-million-year-old 'sea monster' discovered by miners in southern Albert. Mosasaur, which has been described as 'T-rex of the sea,' was portrayed in film Jurassic World
The jawbone, discovered high on the Tibetan Plateau and dated to more than 160,000 years ago, is also the first Denisovan specimen found outside the Siberian cave in which the hominin was uncovered a decade ago.
In an article published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), researchers describe the remains of Middle Pleistocene humans dating to about 300,000 years ago which were found in Hualongdong (HLD), China.
A quadrupedal whale is described based on a skeleton from the middle Eocene of Peru. It combines terrestrial locomotion abilities and use of the tail for swimming. This is the first record of an amphibious whale for the whole Pacific Ocean
The enormous dinosaur, which was 42 feet long and weighed 19,400 pounds, roamed prehistoric Saskatchewan 66 million years ago and was nicknamed Scotty.
According to authorities, fossils of a giant sauropod dinosaur, believed to have existed during the early Cretaceous period 120 million years ago, have been found.
New discovery sheds light upon origin of flying squirrels. Described in the journal eLife, the 11.6-million-year-old fossil was discovered in a landfill, about 40 kilometres outside the Can Mata city in Spain.
Polish archaeologists have announced they have unearthed what is now believed to be the oldest surviving human remains in Poland.
The new dinosaur, unveiled in Current Biology on Thursday, looks like a sauropod, the group of classic long-necked dinosaurs that includes Brontosaurus, but it's technically not. Instead, Ledumahadi is an earlier, more distant cousin called a…
Fossil evidence show large angiosperm trees in N. America 15 millions years earlier: Researchers from Adelphi University and the Burpee Museum of Natural History found the fossil in the Mancos Shale Formation in Utah, in ancient delta deposits formed…