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Sudden aging
Coralline red algae have existed for 130 million years, in other words since the Cretaceous Period, the time of the dinosaurs. (2019-01-16)
Site of asteroid impact changed the history of life
The impact of the asteroid heated organic matter in rocks and ejected it into the atmosphere, forming soot in the stratosphere. (2017-11-10)
Celebrity fossil reveals all for science
With the help of an artist, a geology professor at Lund University in Sweden has figuratively speaking breathed life into one of science's most well-known fossil species; Agnostus pisiformis. (2017-09-15)
Paleontology: The eleventh Archaeopteryx
Researchers from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich report the first description of the geologically oldest fossil securely attributable to the genus Archaeopteryx, and provide a new diagnostic key for differentiating bird-like dinosaurs from their closest relatives. (2018-01-26)
Researchers show high-performance breathing in bones
Dinosaurs are far from extinct, but dominate as birds still most regions of the globe. (2018-01-03)
New turkey-sized dinosaur from Australia preserved in an ancient log-jam
The partial skeleton of a new species of turkey-sized herbivorous dinosaur has been discovered in 113-million-year-old rocks in southeastern Australia. (2018-01-11)
Exceptional new titanosaur from middle Cretaceous Tanzania: Mnyamawamtuka
An exceptional sauropod dinosaur specimen from the middle Cretaceous of Tanzania represents a unique species and provides new insights into sauropod evolution, according to a study published Feb. (2019-02-13)
Evolution: The beneficiaries of mass extinction
Mass extinctions were followed by periods of low diversity in which certain new species dominated wide regions of the supercontinent Pangaea, reports a new study. (2017-10-10)
How long did it take to hatch a dinosaur egg? FSU research says 3-6 months
FSU researchers have set the timeline it took dinosaurs to incubate at three to six months, depending on the dinosaur. (2017-01-02)
Time to rewrite the dinosaur textbooks? Not quite yet!
An international consortium of specialists, led by Max Langer from the Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil, and including experts from Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Great Britain, and Spain has re-evaluated the data provided by Baron et al. in support of their claim. (2017-11-01)
Decade of fossil collecting gives new perspective on Triassic period, emergence of dinosaurs
A project spanning countries, years and institutions has attempted to reconstruct what the southern end of the world looked like during the Triassic period, 252 to 199 million years ago. (2018-03-28)
New ichthyosaur species, long gone, found in a storeroom
A new species of ichthyosaur has been identified from a fossil that has been in the University of Nottingham's engineering collection for over half a century. (2017-10-10)
New Egyptian dinosaur reveals ancient link between Africa and Europe
When it comes to the final days of the dinosaurs, Africa is something of a blank page. (2018-01-29)
The early bird got to fly: Archaeopteryx was an active flyer
The question of whether the Late Jurassic dino-bird Archaeopteryx was an elaborately feathered ground dweller, a glider, or an active flyer has fascinated palaeontologists for decades. (2018-03-13)
Early avian evolution: The Archaeopteryx that wasn't
Paleontologists at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich correct a case of misinterpretation: The first fossil (2017-12-05)
Synchrotron sheds light on the amphibious lifestyle of a new raptorial dinosaur
A well-preserved dinosaur skeleton from Mongolia unites an unexpected combination of features that defines a new group of semi-aquatic predators related to Velociraptor. (2017-12-06)
Extinction by asteroid a rarity
Results presented at 2008 Joint Annual Meeting argue in favor of a (2008-10-06)
Paleontologists put the bite on an ancient reptile from New England
Scientists have identified a new species of reptile from prehistoric Connecticut and, boy, does it have a mouth on it. (2018-03-23)
Scientists to build the avian tree of life
With the support of the National Science Foundation, scientists have embarked on a large-scale project to build the evolutionary tree of all bird species using cutting-edge technologies to collect DNA from across the genome. (2018-04-11)
UK giant ichthyosaur is one of the largest animals ever
The 205-million-year-old jaw bone of a prehistoric reptile belongs to 'one of the largest animals ever' say a group of international paleontologists. (2018-04-09)
Student identifies enormous new dinosaur
The remains of one of the largest meat-eating dinosaurs ever found have recently been recognized as representing a new species by a student working at the University of Bristol. (2007-12-11)
Japan's largest complete dinosaur skeleton discovered
The complete skeleton of an eight-meter-long dinosaur has been unearthed from marine deposits dating back 72 million years at Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, making it the largest dinosaur skeleton ever found in Japan, according to researchers. (2017-06-06)
World's longest sauropod dinosaur trackway brought to light
In 2009, the world's largest dinosaur tracks were discovered in the French village of Plagne, in the Jura Mountains. (2017-11-14)
New dinosaur discovery suggests new species roosted together like modern birds
The Mongolian Desert has been known for decades for its amazing array of dinosaurs, immaculately preserved in incredible detail and in associations that give exceedingly rare glimpses at behavior in the fossil record. (2017-08-24)
These dinosaurs lost their teeth as they grew up
By comparing the fossilized remains of 13 ceratosaurian theropod dinosaurs known as Limusaurus inextricabilis collected from the Upper Jurassic Shishugou Formation of northwestern China, researchers have been able to reconstruct the dinosaur's growth and development from a young hatchling of less than a year to the age of 10. (2016-12-22)
Eyelash-sized plants reveal climate change -- and citizen scientists help identify them
A motley band of citizen scientists -- including a high school student and a retired businesswoman -- teamed up with a botanist to build a tool that lets the public participate in a research project about eyelash-sized plants that reveal climate change. (2018-03-09)
What can we learn from dinosaur proteins?
Researchers recently confirmed it is possible to extract proteins from 80-million-year-old dinosaur bones. (2017-04-24)
Dinosaur age meets the space age at NASA Goddard
A slab of sandstone found on the campus of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland may help scientists rewrite the history of mammal and dinosaur co-existence during the Cretaceous era. (2018-01-31)
Robots may need lizard-like tails for 'off-road' travel
Robots may one day tackle obstacles and traverse uneven terrains thanks to collaborative research analyzing the motion of lizards. (2018-09-25)
Paleontologists discover new species of sauropod dinosaur in Tanzania
Paleontologists have identified a new species of titanosaurian dinosaur. The research is reported in a paper published this week in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology and is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). (2017-08-25)
New shark species confirmed
Using 1,310 base pairs of two mitochondrial genes, Toby Daly-Engel, an assistant professor of biological sciences at Florida Tech, and colleagues identified a new species, the Atlantic sixgill shark. (2018-02-20)
Mass extinctions led to low species diversity, dinosaur rule
Two of the earth's five mass extinction events -- times when more than half of the world's species died -- resulted in the survival of a low number of so-called 'weedy' species that spread their sameness across the world as the Earth recovered from these dramatic upheavals. (2017-10-10)
Cretaceous snails conceal themselves in monuments in Madrid
The fountains standing next to the Museo del Prado are built using a sedimentary rock full of gastropod shells from the time of the dinosaurs. (2017-08-03)
Largest Ichthyosaurus was pregnant mother
Scientists from the UK and Germany have discovered the largest Ichthyosaurus on record and found it was pregnant at the time of death. (2017-08-28)
Print a 200-million-year-old dinosaur fossil in your own home
The digital reconstruction of the skull of a 200-million-year-old South African dinosaur, Massospondylus, has made it possible for researchers to make 3-D prints and in this way facilitate research on other dinosaurs all over the world. (2018-01-12)
Now you see it: Invisibility material created by UCI engineers
Materials inspired by disappearing Hollywood dinosaurs and real-life shy squid have been invented by UCI engineers, according to new findings in Science this Friday. (2018-03-29)
First winged mammals from the Jurassic period discovered
Two 160-million-year-old mammal fossils discovered in China show that the forerunners of mammals in the Jurassic Period evolved to glide and live in trees. (2017-08-09)
Meat-eating dinosaur from Argentina had bird-like breathing system
The remains of a 30-foot-long predatory dinosaur discovered along the banks of Argentina's Rio Colorado is helping to unravel how birds evolved their unusual breathing system. (2008-09-29)
'Fake fin' discovery reveals new ichthyosaur species
An ichthyosaur first discovered in the 1970s but then dismissed and consigned to museum storerooms across the country has been re-examined and found to be a new species. (2017-10-10)
New species of horned dinosaur with a spiked 'shield'
A chance fossil discovery in Montana a decade ago has led to the identification of an audacious new species of horned dinosaur, Spiclypeus shipporum, according to a study published May 18, 2016, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Jordan Mallon, from the Canadian Museum of Nature, Canada, and colleagues. (2016-05-18)
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