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This giant sea lizard from Cretaceous period could grow up to eight meters long

Scientists have identified the fossil of a giant mosasaur in Morocco that grew up to eight meters long. A giant mosasaur from the end of...

This horned dinosaur from New Mexico was the earliest of its kind

A newly described horned dinosaur that lived in New Mexico 82 million years ago is one of the earliest known ceratopsid species, a group...

What can a dinosaur’s inner ear tell us?

If paleontologists had a wish list, it would almost certainly include insights into two particular phenomena: How dinosaurs interacted with each other and how they...

Philippines once home to extinct giant cloud rats

The Philippines was once home to three previously unknown species of an unusual group of rodents with fluffy tails known as "giant cloud rats",...

How giant sauropods got their strange skulls

It was always going to be a big lift, piecing together the story of how sauropods — the long-necked, lumbering giants of the dinosaur...

Earth’s biggest mass extinction took ten times longer on land than in the water,...

Our planet's worst mass extinction event happened 252 million years ago when massive volcanic eruptions caused catastrophic climate change. The vast majority of animal species...

How many Tyrannosaurus rexes roamed North America? Billions!

How many Tyrannosaurus rexes roamed North America during the Cretaceous period? That’s a question Charles Marshall pestered his paleontologist colleagues with for years until he...

Scientists figure out how gray wolves survived last ice age extinction

Gray wolves are among the largest predators to have survived the extinction at the end of the last ice age around11,700 years ago. Today, they...

Scientists find earliest evidence of domesticated dogs in Arabian Peninsula

A team of archaeologists in north-west the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has uncovered the earliest evidence of dog domestication by the region's ancient inhabitants. The...

Scientists find two new burrowing mammal ancestors

Paleontologists have discovered two new species of mammal-like, burrowing animals that lived about 120 million years ago in what is now northeastern China. The new...