So how accurate is the T. rex’s running speed in that famous Jurassic Park jeep-chase scene?
These new finds indicate that Diictodon was burrowing and giving some parental care to its young. This was long thought to be unique to mammals.
Using the incredible wealth of fossil data and a modern ecological theory, researchers estimated population density for the extinct apex predator.
Preserved in amber, a tiny beetle has shed light on the moment the world first burst into bloom.
Gigantic flying reptiles had impressive wingspans of up to 12 metres – and a special trick in their necks.
People were drawn to Ga-Mohana for many reasons. Surface water was likely among them.
The environmental, cultural and scientific sensitivity of some sites, and rarity of some fossils, means amateur fossil collecting comes with huge risks.
‘Tetrapods’ were the first fish to evolve lungs and walk onto land. They were also our ancestors. Now, a new study sheds light on the size and shape of these unique animals’ brains.
Since the 19th century, biologists have treated the larvae of lampreys as a relic of evolutionary ancestry that could potentially give clues about vertebrate origins. Now fossils overturn that view.
Because of its skeleton’s heavy architecture, scientists have always assumed that Anteosaurus was a rather sluggish, slow-moving animal, only capable of scavenging or ambushing its prey, at best.
New study sheds light on how the starfish evolved.
Kate Winslet plays palaeontologist Mary Anning in the film Ammonite. The love story may be fictional — but how does the science stand up?
New fossil detective work sheds light on the life of megalodon, the biggest predatory shark ever discovered.
The research shows that 2 million years ago humans were not constrained technologically and already had the capacity to expand their geographic range.
New research shows crocodiles have landed upon an equilibrium state of evolution.
‘Worm’ is really a catchall term for a huge variety of animals with different characteristics that span the tree of life. They hold clues about our own origins as well as hints about human health.
A trace fossil of an iguana burrow was discovered on San Salvador Island in the Bahamas. Estimated to be 115,000 years old, it is the first known fossil of its kind.
Ancient fatty molecules, once believed to be traces of some of the first animals to live on Earth, may have been produced by algae instead.
A war with Neanderthals makes a compelling narrative but the evidence is limited is best.
If albanerpetontids were around today, they’d easily fit in your hand. And although their bones are found all over the world, these unique amphibians eluded experts for a long time.