Submitted by Luis Georg on Wed, 12/09/2015 - 09:59
A new study on dinosaur fossils has suggested that the creatures may have evolved earlier than thought. Paleontologists re-examined some dinosaur fossils from Chañares Formation of Argentina and found that the remains were misdated before.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Wed, 12/02/2015 - 09:57
Paleontologists have discovered a site, which according to them is the largest dinosaur site in Scotland. The site has hundreds of big footprints from plant-eating sauropods, which date back to nearly 170 million years back.
The findings of the footprints and handprints on the Isle of Skye have helped in providing fresh look into the massive, long-necked animals, which were the largest of the dinosaurs. The discovery of a land mammal that fed on plants, has offered the strongest evidence yet that they weren’t afraid to put their toes into the water occasionally.
Submitted by Karan Gosal on Thu, 11/26/2015 - 12:44
Finally, the mystery of Canada’s earliest dinosaur identity has been solved. The puzzle solved after 170 years has unveiled that it is actually a Dimetrodon. The fossil, which was earlier named as Bathygnathus borealis, has now been renamed as Dimetrodon borealis.
The fossil was found by a French river farmer on Prince Edward Island in 1845. As per the researchers from the University of Toronto, Carleton University and the Royal Ontario Museum, the fossil is part of a family of ancient animals called Dimetrodon.
Submitted by Karan Gosal on Thu, 11/26/2015 - 12:36
Fossils of an exceptionally rare dinosaur is expected to fetch up to half a million pounds during an auction. The skeleton is almost complete and belongs to a young dinosaur and is believed to be the most complete juvenile of Allosaurus discovered so far.
The fossils of the rare juvenile Allosaurus are on display at Summer Place Auctions in Billingshurst, west Sussex, which will be sold in their Evolution Auction.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 09:35
A tooth was excavated from a remote Russian cave in 2010. After carrying out an extensive analysis, study researchers have come to know amazing findings about a group of long-lost human relatives called Denisovans.
DNA analysis was done of the tooth discovered from the Denisova cave in Siberia’s Altai Mountains. From the assessment, it has been found that Denisovans were present much earlier than thought before.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Tue, 11/17/2015 - 09:49
The US Fish and Wildlife Service officials have announced on Friday that they will remove fox squirrel from the list of Threatened and Endangered Wildlife under the Endangered Species Act in December. The squirrels, which live in forest area, have made a great comeback.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Sat, 11/14/2015 - 10:11
Usually it is thought that small creatures are dominated by larger bodied creatures but according to researchers, the creatures with small bodies dominate after mass extinction.
Findings of the research conducted by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania were published in the journal Science. Researchers studied the Hangenberg event for their study. It was a mass extinction that occurred 359 million years past and left lasting impact on earth’s vertebrates.
Submitted by Karan Gosal on Fri, 11/13/2015 - 12:05
Newly found species of dinosaur details an evolutionary change among dinosaurs from an earlier duckbilled species to that group’s descendants. The discovery was made by an adjunct professor at Montana State University.
The paper stated that the findings made by the team highlights how clearly the new species of duckbilled dinosaur fills a gap that had existed between an ancestral form which had no crest and a descendant which had a larger crest.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Sat, 11/07/2015 - 09:48
Rats originated in Asia and Australia, but today, they can be found all over the world. There are over 60 species of rats, which means the creature comes in various sizes. But, do you know rats that you see today are not the largest ones? Researchers have claimed that they have discovered fossils of the largest rat in history.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Fri, 11/06/2015 - 09:27
A new dinosaur has been discovered in South Dakota, which is going to make new records because of being one of the most massive of its kind. Named as Dakotaraptor steini, the raptor lived around 66 million years ago and was around 17 feet long.
In a paper published in the Paleontological Contributions, researchers have shared that the raptor was having features including belonging to a family of birdlife dinosaurs that were quite fast and lived in the Cretaceous Period.