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These Are The Oldest Animal Footprints Ever Discovered on Our Planet

Scientists have found what they think is the oldest animal footprint in the fossil record, uncovering incredibly ancient track marks imprinted in the dirt...

A Tiny 400 Million-Year-Old Fishy Just Changed Our View of Vertebrate...

Published this week, our new paper describes a spectacular 400 million-year-old 3D-preserved fossil fish, Ligulalepis.The 3D anatomy of the fossilised Ligulalepis skull reveals previously...

New Species of Titanosaur Unearthed in Egypt: Mansourasaurus shahinae

Paleontologists in Egypt have found fossil fragments from a new species of titanosaurian sauropod dinosaur that walked the Earth around 80 million years ago...

The riddle of the upside-down dinosaurs

Fossil fans may remember that earlier this year, a newly discovered armoured giant named Borealopelta made a big splash as one of the best-preserved...

15-million-year-old baby whale fossil reveals ancient

A close second look at a fossil has revealed a previously unknown breeding ground for an extinct whale, and potentially sheds light on how...

110 million-year-old dinosaurs spiky armor may have been status symbol

The exceptionally preserved armored dinosaur fossil was discovered by a miner in northern Alberta, Canada  The bone plates closer to its tail were...

How Humans Evolved: Prehistoric Fish Fossil Holds Clues About Our Skulls

A 400-million-year-old fossil of a human ancestor has clues for scientists about how our species evolved, but it’s not the kind of fossil you...

Meadow of dancing brittle stars shows evolution at work

Newly-described fossil shows how brittle stars evolved in response to pressure from predators, and how an 'evolutionary hangover' managed to escape them. Researchers have described...

Prehistoric shark remains found near Peru lake

The fossil was unearthed at the paleontological site of Imarrucos, northwest of Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake, said the ministry.