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Scientist find a new mass extinction

It's not often a new mass extinction is identified; after all, such events were so devastating they really stand out in the fossil record. In...

Scientists discover world’s oldest animal sperm in Myanmar amber

Scientists find the world's oldest animal sperm inside a tiny crustacean trapped in amber around 100 million years ago in Myanmar. The research team, led...

Scientists reveal the true size of prehistoric giant shark Megalodon

A new study led by the University of Bristol and Swansea University has revealed the size of the legendary giant shark Megalodon, including fins...

Scientists discover new species of dinosaur on Isle of Wight

A new study suggests four bones recently found on the Isle of Wight belong to new species of theropod dinosaur, the group that includes...

Scientists discover the first case of bone cancer in dinosaur

A recent study led by the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and McMaster University has led to the discovery and diagnosis of an aggressive malignant...

New findings to support the classic dinosaur family tree

The classic dinosaur family tree has two subdivisions of early dinosaurs at its base: the Ornithischians, or bird-hipped dinosaurs, and the Saurischians, or lizard-hipped...

Scientists discover an unusual time called ‘Carnian Pluvial Episode’ for dinosaur evolution

A dinosaur-like reptile leaves muddy footprints along the shoreline of a lake during a rainstorm some 234 million years ago in northwestern Argentina. The Triassic...

This venom-spitting dinosaur was not actually like ‘Jurassic Park’

Though you may know the Dilophosaurus as the small, frilled, acid-spitting beast from Jurassic Park, a new comprehensive fossil analysis sets the record straight. Far from the small lizard-like...

Famous ‘Jurassic Park’ dinosaur is more like bird, not lizard, says study

From movies to museum exhibits, the dinosaur Dilophosaurus is no stranger to pop culture. Many probably remember it best from the movie "Jurassic Park," where...

Scientists discover tiny ancient relative of dinosaurs and pterosaurs

Dinosaurs and flying pterosaurs may be known for their remarkable size, but a newly described species from Madagascar that lived around 237 million years...

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