Submitted by Luis Georg on Wed, 10/12/2016 - 06:13
Evolutionary history of dogs seem to include Bear dogs
Fragmentary fossilized carnivore remains that sat largely unnoticed in a drawer at Chicago's Field Museum after being unearthed in southwestern Texas nearly three decades ago belonged to a strange group of extinct species known as "bear dogs."
Submitted by Luis Georg on Fri, 09/30/2016 - 17:51
Newly discovered fossils of a 200-million-year-old reptile are changing the common perceptions on how reptiles evolved and flourished. The Current Biology-published paper has unveiled that Drepanosaurus, which was found in a New Mexico quarry, was the size of a cat and lived in the trees.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:20
Dinosaurs, including Tyrannosaurus, Allosaurus, and Giganotosaurus all were having ornamented skulls. A new research has unveiled that these cranial ornaments were not only fashion statements, but they also had a role to play in the overall size of these predators.
Study’s lead researcher Terry Gates, a paleontologist at North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science noticed a strange pattern. He saw that many of the larger theropods were having bony cranial ornamentation, but it was missing among the smaller theropods.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Fri, 09/23/2016 - 10:55
On the basis of a fossilized partial skull excavated in 1940 near Big Spring, Texas and then remained in drawer in a University of Texas paleontology collection, scientists have discussed about a bizarre dinosaur named Triopticus primus.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Sat, 09/17/2016 - 19:55
Dinosaur fossils discovered in the recent years have offered very interesting information about various species that thrived the planet in the past and Psittacosaurus fossil presents a unique camouflage patterns noticed in any dinosaur species for the first time. Scientists have carried out a detailed assessment of a well-preserved Chinese Psittacosaurus fossil. After the fossil analysis, they have come to know that the dinosaur had a defense mechanism that has been never seen before in any other dinosaur species.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Fri, 09/16/2016 - 19:51
A new set of information has been revealed about a well-preserved dinosaur from China named Psittacosaurus, meaning parrot lizard. The dinosaur, which lived around 120 million years ago, most probably had a dense, dark forest as its habitat. Also, it boasted of a defense mechanism not seen in any other dinosaur earlier.
Study researchers have shared that the parrot lizard like many modern animals used a form of camouflage known as counter-shading. The dinosaur had lighter shade underbelly with darker shade on the top.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Sat, 09/03/2016 - 05:36
Fossils dating back 3.7 billion years and termed as the oldest physical evidence on earth have been discovered in Greenland. If the findings turn out to be true then they would act as a treasure trove providing vital information on ancient living organisms as well clues about similar sings of possible ancient life forms on planet Mars.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Thu, 09/01/2016 - 12:47
Scientists have found a fossil of a pterosaur, which was quite petite in size. The pterosaur being the size of a house cat used to live 77 million years ago and had a wingspan of less than five feet across. Description of this a foot tall creature has been given in the journal Royal Society Open Science.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Thu, 09/01/2016 - 12:39
A journal Nature-published research paper has unveiled about the discovery of 3.7-billion-years-old fossils, the remnants of microbial mats, claimed to be the oldest fossils ever found. If the findings are confirmed then the established fossil record would be pushed over 200 million years deeper into earth’s early history.
Another thing that would be provided with the confirmation is life appeared soon after earth formed. A team of Australian geologists has made the discovery in July 2012 while carrying out field research in Isua, a remote place in Greenland.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Fri, 08/19/2016 - 08:22
Bones of a Tyrannosaurus rex that lived over 66 million years ago have been discovered. One of most highlight find is that the skull, which has been discovered, is almost complete. The discovery made by paleontologists with Seattle's Burke Museum includes dinosaur’s vertebrate, ribs, hips and lower jaw bones.