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...
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...
The tracks of my tetrapod
Researchers identify fossils after 80 years.
Fossils discovered nearly 80 years ago in what is now suburban Sydney have been identified as traces of a four-legged...
Early fossil evidence of humans in Europe
Artefacts suggest cultural interaction with Neanderthals.
Newly unearthed fossil remains offer the earliest clear evidence of Homo sapiens in Europe and suggest they had great...