PALAEONTOLOGY

Paleonursery offers rare, detailed glimpse at life 518 million years ago

All life on Earth 500 million years ago lived in the oceans, but scientists know little about how these animals…

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New species of pseudo-horses living 37 million years ago

Although hypomorph mammals (or equids) are currently represented by only one genus (‘Equus’) and just a handful of species of…

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Researchers find a ‘fearsome dragon’ that soared over outback Queensland

Australia’s largest flying reptile has been uncovered, a pterosaur with an estimated seven-metre wingspan that soared like a dragon above…

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Oldest theropod dinosaur in the UK discovered in southern Wales

Scientists from the Natural History Museum and the University of Birmingham have described a new species of dinosaur from specimens…

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Researchers uncover a previously unknown mass extinction event in Africa

Sixty-three percent. That’s the proportion of mammal species that vanished from Africa and the Arabian Peninsula around 30 million years…

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Early dinosaurs were sociable

New research on a vast fossil site in Patagonia shows that some of the earliest dinosaurs lived in herds and…

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Mammoth discovery in Mexico during grave excavations

Researchers from the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) have identified the remains of a mammoth in the town…

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Rutland sea dragon is one of Britain’s greatest palaeontological discoveries

The fossil of a giant ichthyosaur from around 180 million years ago has been discovered at the Rutland Water reservoir…

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Muscular study provides new information about how the largest dinosaurs moved and evolved

In a new study published today in the journal Royal Society Open Science, researchers present a reconstruction of the limb muscles…

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Amber fossil reveals new clues about ancient cockroach ecology

Studying the sensory organs of a 100-million-year-old cockroach offers new insights into how the species may have lived. Researchers at…

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