A new old ape and fish that could walk
The things you can discover with CT scanning.
Scientists say they have found an important ancient ape and more fish they suspect could probably walk. Two differ...
So, how do you weigh a dinosaur?
Turns out there are two ways and they’re both right.
By Nicolas Campione, University of New England The most emblematic feature of dinosaurs is their body size. Some d...
It took time to really know this dinosaur
Scelidosaurus’s anatomy described, 160 years on.
The first complete dinosaur skeleton ever found has been studied in detail more than 160 years after it was first dis...
FossilWatch: Stats, sex, skulls and sleep
Scientists learn more about hibernation and dinosaurs.
Sleeping through tough times US scientists have discovered fossil evidence of a hibernation-like state in an anima...
Crocodiles bound for America
New research suggests they went via Africa.
How crocodiles first reached the Americas has long been a matter of debate. Now Italian researchers are suggesting th...
A new tiny relative of dinosaurs, pterosaurs
From little things sometimes very big things grow.
Scientists say the fossil of a small reptile related to dinosaurs and pterosaurs suggests some of the largest animals...
Meet a giant ancestor of wombats
Prehistoric fossils tell more about marsupial evolution.
Fossils from a giant marsupial that roamed central Australia during the late Oligocene, 25 million years ago, reveal ...
Soft-shelled eggs from dinosaurs and Antarctica
They’re big, and they may change our thinking.
It’s a big day for big egg stories – as in both the eggs and the stories are big. In separate papers in the journa...
Old crocs might have walked this way
Scientists reinterpret rare and ancient footprints.
Ancient relatives of modern-day crocodiles might have walked on two legs, researchers say. They now believe footpr...
Inside the head of an ankylosaur
3D model reveals a small but versatile brain.
Russian palaeontologists have studied the structure of the brain and blood vessels in the skull of the ankylosaur Bis...
Rare and early evidence of a kleptoparasite
Chinese fossils reveal secrets from the Cambrian.
Palaeontologists say they have uncovered the oldest known record of a parasite/host relationship. Credit: Zhifei Z...
An Aussie elaphrosaur younger than the rest
Tiny fossil proves a significant find.
Australian palaeontologists have chanced upon an unusual toothless dinosaur that roamed the continent around 110 mill...