Paleontology

rendering of a T-Rex in an ancient forest

Ancient Tapeworm Trapped in Resin Could Trigger Jurassic Park Scenario

Parasitologists in China have discovered one of the world’s...
An artist’s impression of Khinjaria acuta

Atlantic Ocean Used to Teem With Giant Predators

Scientists have discovered a sea monster that once roamed...
Tridentinosaurus antiquus.

280-Million-Year-Old Fossil is a Forgery

In 1931, researchers discovered an incredible reptile fossil in...
blue whale

Blue Whale Back on Top as Heaviest Animal Ever

Last year, the Blue Planet’s heaviest ever animal lost...
Artist’s depiction of Eoneophron infernalis (top left), MOR 752 (bottom left), and Anzu wyliei (right) in the Hell Creek Formation.

New Dinosaur Marks Second ‘Chicken from Hell’

When Kyle Atkins-Weltman bought some fossils online for one...
Artists impression of dinosaur extinction

Both Volcanoes and Asteroid Likely Caused Dinosaurs’ Extinction

Why did the dinosaurs go extinct? An asteroid, volcanoes,...
Steve Etches and the skull.

Hiker Discovers Sea Monster Skull In Dorset Cliff

A fossil enthusiast has discovered a huge pliosaur skull...
An illustration of the Ekgmowechashala.

The Story of the Last Primate in North America

Humans have been the only primate in North America...
giant dragonfly fossil

The Largest Insect That Ever Lived — Don’t Worry, It’s Not A Mosquito

While some of us are still recovering from the...
An artist's impression of Tharosaurus indicus.

Unusually Ancient Dinosaur Found in India

Archaeologists in India have found the oldest diplodocid in...
a stone hand ax dating to at least 1.2 million years ago, with detail

Ancient ‘Workshop’ With 500+ Tools Operated by Mysterious Hominins

A dig in Ethiopia yielded an obsidian mother lode...
An artist's impression of the extinct whale.

Extinct Whale is Heaviest Animal Ever

Paleontologists have discovered a colossal extinct whale in Peru...
The fossil of the fighting animals.

Mammals Sometimes Preyed on Dinosaurs

Dominated by dinosaurs, the Cretaceous Period was a stressful...
The skull of an ancient relative of the elephant at a dig site in Florida

Retired Teacher Discovers Ancient Elephant Graveyard in Florida

Retired chemistry teacher Dean Warner was volunteering at a...

Jurassic Jaws: Reconstructing Scotland’s Ancient Killer Tadpole

Researchers have been piecing together fragments of an ancient...

Dinosaur the Size of a Blue Whale Discovered in Patagonia

Paleontologists have discovered a new species of long-necked dinosaur...
artist's rendering of a pterodactyl in flight with prey in mouth

For the Triassic’s Flying Lizards, Link to the Air Remains Missing

Pterosaurs — the family of avian dinosaurs that included...
two fossils

Couple Finds World-Class Fossil Trove in Welsh Field

What to do if you're a paleontology power couple...
artist's rendering of the bizarre tully monster

Dinosaur Worm: Weird ‘Tully Monster’ Had No Bones

For some, there’s little doubt the so-called “Tully monster”...
Brachiosaurus Altithorax Herd And A Flock Of Pterosaurs

Huge Dinosaur Had A Neck Eight Times as Long As A Giraffe’s

In the seemingly endless slew of Jurassic Park spinoffs,...

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