Saturday, November 26, 2022

Fossils

Hairy snail discovered in a 99-million-year-old piece of amber

Tiny hairs likely offered an evolutionary advantage to Mesozoic land snails.

Scientists discovered the earliest gibbon fossil

A finding that fills a gap in the evolutionary history of apes.

Geologists found fossil of the earliest known animal predator

The specimen is the first of its kind to be found.

DNA analysis revealed the identity of mystery fossils

DNA from the ancient population in Southern China suggests Native Americans’ East Asian roots.

One of the Largest animals ever uncovered in the Alps

With the thickest tooth and largest trunk vertebra

A rare fossil uncovered last meal of prehistoric pollinator

An amber fossil of a Cretaceous beetle has shed some light on the diet of one of the earliest pollinators of flowering plants.

Neanderthal remains from Belgium are thousands of years older than thought

Neanderthals disappeared from North West Europe earlier than thought.

New species of ichthyosaurs discovered on English Channel Coast

Prehistoric ‘Sea Dragon’

Scientists found remains of an extinct species of half-meter-long pigeon

The species was capable of swallowing fruit as big as a tennis ball.

Humans’ direct ancestor existed 100,000 to 200,000 years earlier than previously thought

Fossil humans are rare, representing only a very small percentage of all of the fossil mammals discovered at any given paleontological site. In short,...

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