The discovery of a living coelacanth fish rocked the world in 1939, as scientists thought they had died out with the dinosaurs. A new study illuminates how its skull and tiny brain develop.
Local tetrapod biodiversity exploded after the dinosaurs, but has barely changed in 60m years.
The discovery of two separate fossils tetrapod species proves that they lived all over the world by the end of Devonian.
Little skates that 'walk' across the ocean floor show how fish brains evolved to pave the way for working legs.
A drying climate caused a mass extinction among plants, but paved the way for the ancestors of modern reptiles, mammals, and birds.
New evidence shows marked similarities between two fossils – one from Brazil, the other South Africa. This confirms compelling geological findings that continents were once one giant land mass.
It’s one of the most tantalising questions in evolutionary biology: how did our aquatic ancestors first move from water onto…