A small piece of Rhynie fossil plant with fossil fungi colonising the ends, viewed through a microscope. Image credit: Loron et al
Revealing Earth’s Oldest Ecosystem On Land, Rhynie, Aberdeenshire.
Known as the Rhynie Chert, the exquisitely detailed plants, spiders, fungi and other life were preserved by hot springs about 410 million years ago.
The Earth’s First Mass Extinction Caused By #ClimateChange
Over 550million years ago there was a mass extinction on the Earth which led to the loss of nearly all the animals at the time.
‘Elgin Reptiles’ Revealing Links With Pterosaurs
“This is another discovery which highlights Scotland’s important place in the global fossil record,”
Europe’s Giant Panda
Two fossils of teeth discovered in the Bulgarian National Museum of Natural History are believed to have belonged to a giant panda like animal which once roamed in the forested wetlands of Europe.
Evidence for oldest microbes from Arctic Canada
By Steve Drury First PUBLISHED ON April 21, 2022 Among the oldest known rocks are metamorphosed pillow basalts on Nuvvuagittuk Island in Quebec on the east side of Hudson Bay, Canada. They contain […]
Conditions that may have underpinned the ‘Cambrian Explosion’
Artistic impression of the Chengjian Biota
A Different Kind Of Rock Art – Part Seven
Changma Site Reveals ” two new species that increase our knowledge of Cretaceous bird faunas”
“We found combinations of dental features that we’ve never seen in any other dinosaurs.” – Jingmai O’Connor,
Earth’s First Known Giant
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) Dinosaur Institute volunteer Viji Shook lying next to the skull of “Cymbospondylus youngorum” for scale, during the preparation of the specimen. Image credit: Martin Sander, courtesy of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM).