Doyle Trankina and Gerald Grellet-Tinner
Scientists have come up with a way to tell how hot dinosaurs were by studying the remains of their eggs.
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Scientists have shown how tiny organic tissue remnants in fossils correspond to the pigments in the animals' original skin and hair.
A new fossil has reminded us that the real velociraptors were a world away from the huge scaly lizards seen in Juarssic World.
Scary-looking creature but at least it doesn’t bite.
Credit: Jie Yang
Ancient creepy-crawly "monster" had claws but no teeth.
A microscopic set of teeth helped scientists realise they had been looking at fossils of Hallucigenia back to front.
One of Kitching’s original find of eggs, after being prepared by Diane Scott.
The secrets of the embryonic dinosaurs whose parents roamed South Africa 200 million years ago are finally in the process of being hatched.
Jumping the shark.
There's a lot more to palaeontology than just dinosaurs, as these incredible lifeforms demonstrate.
Lunchtime at the super-croc enclosure.
Palaeontologists have been lining up to complain about the inaccuracies in the new blockbuster. They need to focus on the positives.
Spectacular landscape of the Nuweveld escarpment showing exposures of the Beaufort Group.
The Karoo provides not only a historical record of biological change over a period of Earth’s history but also a means to test theories of evolutionary processes over long periods of time.
Roaming among the dinosaurs in Jurassic World.
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Science-fiction, to some extent, can indeed create science.
The evolutionary tree may not be this simple.
The challenge we face after a century of extraordinary discoveries is pinning down the lineage and mapping the evolutionary route through which we as human beings got here.
Calm down, I’m a vegetarian.
A dinosaur that looks like a bizarre mix of dinosaurs that it is not related to has been discovered in Southern Chile.
What’s in a name anyway?
Since 1903, pop culture has been struggling to catch up with the fact that there was no such creature as a Brontosaurus. But now it turns out that there was, so thank goodness for that.
Harking back to the diet of the caveman.
We still hear and read a lot about how a diet based on what our Stone Age ancestors ate may be a cure-all for modern ills. But can we really run the clock backwards and find the optimal way to eat? It’s…
Naia, which means water nymph in Greek, in her watery grave.
Daniel Riordan Araujo
The discovery of a nearly complete fossil skeleton of a teenage girl in the Hoyo Negro submerged cave system in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula provides new insight into the first people to inhabit the Americas…
The Lark Quarry dinosaur trackway is the world’s only fossilised dinosaur stampede. But the fossils could fetch a lot of money if sold, so how do we keep them safe?
Collecting fossils helps raise interest in palaeontology and the natural history of Australia, and many important fossil discoveries have been made by members of the public collecting unusual specimens…
This stingless bee had neither sting nor DNA.
David Penney/University of Manchester
On the same day that the latest instalment of the Jurassic Park film series has been confirmed, a study published in the…
Palaeontologists from the University of New South Wales have discovered an extinct species of koala that lived in northern…
The giant river lizard
Pannoniasaurus inexpectus (top) was roughly six metres long. In life, the animal would have resembled the smaller, related Aigialosaurus (bottom).
An aquatic lizard twice the length of a Komodo dragon once lurked in rivers during the age of dinosaurs, according to a team of Hungarian-Canadian researchers. The 85 million-year-old Pannoniasaurus is…
A 240 million-year-old dinosaur was the size of a golden retriever with a very long tail.
Natural History Museum Mark Witton
Before this week, palaeontologists believed the earliest known dinosaurs were small bipedal creatures that lived 230 million years ago in South America. This “oldest known dinosaur” floor proved quite…