A bizarre, extinct animal that puzzled researchers and was previously misidentified as bird has now been classified as a new species of lizard, according to an international team of researchers. The new species, Oculudentavis naga (named in honour of the Naga people of Myanmar and India), has been described in a new paper in Current Biology. The specimen used to … Continue reading Ancient bird turns out to be a lizard
A new fossil discovered on the ever-surprising island of Madagascar suggests ancient Mesozoic bird beaks and faces were more diverse and evolved differently than previously thought, scientists report in the journal Nature. Long and deep, the beak resembles that of modern crown birds such as toucans. It belongs to a previously unknown species named Falcatakely forsterae, referring … Continue reading There’s more than one way to grow a beak
Japanese fossil find suggests complex evolution.
Birds and reptiles co-habitated for mutual profit and protection. Nick Carne reports.
“Exceptional” African specimen excites palaeontologists. Samantha Page reports.
Researchers report another important addition to the fossil record. Nick Carne reports.
Close-up photography reveals exquisite adaption to diet.
Myanmar finds link Cretaceous parasite and host for the first time. Lauren Fuge reports.
Two vast hotspots fuelled the eruption that contributed to one of the greatest extinction events on Earth 65 million years ago. Kate Ravilious reports.
Titanosaurs were some of the biggest animals ever to roam the planet. Now, it appears the long-necked giants hitched a ride on the massive landmass Gondwana as it slowly split during the Cretaceous. Amy Middleton reports.