There might have been as many as 160,000 types of dinosaur, give or take.
Scientists have long believed that our distant cousins are the placoderms, and ancient group of armoured fish. But a new study is casting doubt on that view.
A set of fossils that lay forgotten in a museum are revealing new secrets about Britain's prehistoric wildlife.
A 133 million-year-old fossil hints that dinosaurs had bigger brains than we've realised.
Uncovering the monsters of the prehistoric deep.
An exciting discovery suggests small pterosaurs weren't forced out by the rise of birds.
New research reveals that the first songbirds emerged from Australia when a new chain of islands formed.
New research suggests the Chicxulub asteroid impact threw up billions of tons of oil soot that blocked out the sun for a decade.
Recent research is helping us to solve the mysteries of these bizarre prehistoric creatures.
Another look at a skull unearthed in Malaysian Borneo 60 years ago can shed light on the mystery of how early humans moved throughout Southeast Asia thousands of years ago.
Think you know all about the dinosaurs? You might be surprised.
New research reveals that mammals didn't wait for the dinosaurs to die out before starting their rapid spread.
For centuries, the fossil remains of back-boned animals were studied primarily from their hardened bones. Now palaeontologists can study the softer side of these ancient creatures.
The idea that the dinosaurs were wiped out by a giant asteroid was ridiculed – until the remains of a giant crater were found deep underground.
Fossils discovered in Uzbekistan help tell the story of how T. Rex evolved to become the biggest predator ever to live on land.
Scientists have uncovered one of the most detailed and well-preserved nervous system fossils ever found.
New research reveals the case for swimming dinosaurs isn't as clear cut as once thought.
What killed off Australia's giant wombats and other megafauna? New dating once again points the finger at human hunters, rather than abrupt changes to the climate.
Researchers have found the first evidence that dinosaurs grew unusual features like crests and horns as a way of attracting a mate.
Was there a 'dinosaur Pompeii' in China? New research questions the claim.