Seventh new dinosaur discovery confirmed in Japan

Feb 26, 2016

Seventh new dinosaur discovery confirmed in Japan

A new kind of dinosaur has been confirmed in Katsuyama, Fukui Prefecture, researchers said Friday, bringing the number of species discovered in Japan to seven. According to fossil analysis, the new creature was a small theropod that had both primitive and derived features, according ...

Fossils of unknown dinosaur found in Thailand

Jan 15, 2016

Fossils of unknown dinosaur found in Thailand

Fossils of a dinosaur discovered in Thailand from layers of earth dating back some 120 million years have been found to be those of an unknown species of iguanodon, a Japanese university said Friday. The new dinosaur, believed to be 6 meters tall, has ...

Fossils shed light on origins of mammals

Oct 18, 2014

Fossils shed light on origins of mammals

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It may not have been the friendliest place for furry little creatures, but three newly identified squirrel-like mammals thrived in the trees of the Jurassic Period, with dinosaurs walking below and flying reptiles soaring above. Scientists recently announced the discovery in China of fossils ...

Dig to uncover Ice Age fossils

Aug 2, 2014

Dig to uncover Ice Age fossils

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Scientists will soon begin excavation of an ancient Wyoming sinkhole containing a rare bounty of fossil remains of prehistoric animals, such as mammoths and dire wolves, preserved in unusually good condition, researchers said on July 24. The two-week dig, set to begin under the ...

World's oldest sperm unearthed in Australia

May 24, 2014

World's oldest sperm unearthed in Australia

The world’s oldest and best-preserved sperm, dating back 17 million years, has been unearthed in Australia, scientists said on May 14. The sperm from an ancient species of tiny shrimp was discovered at the Riversleigh World Heritage Fossil Site, an area in the far ...

Pygmy tyrannosaur prowled the ancient Arctic

Mar 22, 2014

Pygmy tyrannosaur prowled the ancient Arctic

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A pint-sized tyrannosaur braved the frigid Arctic and feasted on fellow dinosaurs 70 million years ago, according to a recent report on a new species identified from fossilized skull bones in Alaska. Scientists have crowned the fierce creature the “polar bear lizard,” or Nanuqsaurus ...