Artist’s impression of early mammals.
John Sibbick/University of Bristol
New study used X-rays of the teeth of early mammals' to show they were more like cold blooded reptiles.
Several theories have suggested either humans, climate change or both drove megafauna extinctions in Southeast Asia. Our newest work suggests otherwise.
Scientists examining microfossils aim to answer crucial questions to understand past and present climate crises.
Microfossils offer up an array of information to scientists, like the time periods in which they lived and how environments have changed.
You can gauge a dinosaur's body mass either by reconstructing it as accurately as possible, or by scaling its leg bones against those of today's animals. Research shows both methods work well together.
New research show how crinoids could live for so long on floating wood without it breaking up.
Some species can do well in the face of extreme hardship.
When the dinosaurs went extinct, some species took over the world. Adaptability, not survivability, explains why.
Schleitheimia (left) and Plateosaurus (above right).
University of Utrecht
How we identified a new ancestor of the likes of _Diplodocus_ from old bones.
The extinct _Mukupirna_ - which translates to 'big bones' - is estimated to have been more than four times larger than any living wombat.
Photos from Queensland coal mines helped researchers discover a missing top predator in the ancient Australian food chain.
We found footprints that measure around 24 centimetres long. We suspect they came from animals with legs the same height as humans.
New research on the Late Devonian extinction suggests the ozone layer could be naturally depleted as the temperature rises.
Life and death in tropical Australia, 40,000 years ago. Giant reptiles ruled northern Australia during the Pleistocene with mega-marsupials as their prey.
Image Credit: R. Bargiel, V. Konstantinov, A. Atuchin & S. Hocknull (2020). Queensland Museum.
These megafauna were the largest land animals to live in Australia since the time of the dinosaurs.
Scott Hartman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This ancient cat-sized animal lived millions of years ago and had features not found in any of today's mammals.
During the transitional period between the Pleistocene and Holocene epoch, the Earth's temperature underwent massive change, forcing prehistoric humans in Indonesia to change their diet.
Artist’s impression of the weevil.
University College Cork
Researchers realised a dull-looking 13,000-year-old weevil was actually covered in brilliant green, blue and yellow nanoscopic crystals.
New research suggests African monkeys crossed to South America earlier than previously thought.
New research suggests African monkeys crossed the ocean to South America earlier than previously thought.
Little Foot’s skull, with the arrow on the right-hand image indicating the specimen’s atlas.
R.J. Clarke/Author supplied
The findings suggest that this specimen could climb and move in trees. But it may also have been able to walk on the ground. This echoes previous studies.
The fossil in amber.
The fossil includes the tiny creature's original bone and flesh.
Hypacrosaurus skeleton at the Royal Tyrrell Museum, Alberta.
Scientists claim to have found DNA in fossilised dinosaur cartilage.
The site at Ngandong held the remains of the last known members of the ancient human species Homo erectus.
Our extinct, distant cousins still lived in Indonesia 110,000 years ago.