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.
“This is another discovery which highlights Scotland’s important place in the global fossil record,”
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.
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 […]
Artistic impression of the Chengjian Biota
“We found combinations of dental features that we’ve never seen in any other dinosaurs.” – Jingmai O’Connor,
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).
“Could this be a fishy fossil?”
A new species of beetle has been discovered, preserved in fossilised dinosaur droppings aka coprolites.