“Could this be a fishy fossil?”
A new species of beetle has been discovered, preserved in fossilised dinosaur droppings aka coprolites.
The asteroid impact that ended the reign of dinosaurs 66 million years ago also caused 45% of plants in what is now Colombia to go extinct, and it made way for the reign of flowering plants in modern tropical rainforests.
How many Tyrannosaurus rexes roamed North America during the Cretaceous period?
In the time of the dinosaurs, some crocodiles experimented with dolphin-like adaptations to living in the oceans, and others lived on land as fast-moving plant-eaters.
93 million years ago, bizarre, winged sharks swam in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Dr Frankie Dunn a paleontologist and Research Fellow at Oxford University Museum of Natural History and Merton College presented ‘On the Dawn of the Cambrian Explosion of Life: The Scottish fossil evidence’.
“Ultimately, the source of free oxygen in the Earth System is photosynthesis, but that is the result of a chemical balance in the biosphere and hydrosphere that operates at the surface and just beneath it in sediments. “
The crow-sized bird would have sliced its way through the air wielding a large, blade-like beak .
About a year ago, researchers found fossil specimens of beetles in an amber deposit in Myanmar.