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 ...
Extinct giant wombat relatives discovered
A new family is created for ‘weird’ giant marsupial.
The unique remains of a prehistoric, giant wombat-like marsupial – Mukupirna nambensis – that was unearthed in centra...
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. While analysing ...
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...
Megafauna fossils found in tropical Australia
Rich site suggests climatic change drove extinction.
More than 40,000 years ago, Australia’s tropical northeast was home to species of giant birds, reptiles and marsupial...
Fossil footprints sheds clues on past behaviour
Insights from largest assemblage of human tracks in Africa.
Thousands of years ago, a group of people trekked across African soil, and their footprints remain to shine a torch o...