The most detailed evolutionary tree of butterfly species ever created reveals the precise origins of the nectar-sipping gadabouts.
The landscape near Grande Prairie, Alta. contains fossils from the Late Cretaceous period.
The Wapiti Formation in Alberta is turning out to be a rich site for dinosaur and other fossils. A recent discovery could fill in the gaps about a transition between different ecological communities.
Yes, dinosaurs really did survive in snow – we simulated the Cretaceous climate to prove it.
David Attenborough presents the BBC’s groundbreaking documentary, Dinosaurs: The Final Day.
BBC Studios / Ali Pares / Sam Barker / Chris Lavington-Woods / Lola Post Production
A recent BBC documentary examined fossils thought to have been made when an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs.
Tyrannosaurus Rex was the top predator in North America just before dinosaurs went extinct at the end of the Cretaceous Period.
Two recent discoveries in Alberta and Uzbekistan have identified the top predators in those regions during the Cretaceous period. Fossils that had been in storage for years included the jawbones.
Today’s crocodiles are quite similar to their prehistoric ancestors, if a bit on the smaller side.
While crocodiles are not native to Canada, fossil traces have been found in northern British Columbia that indicate that during the Cretaceous Period, giant crocodiles roamed.
A recent study provides additional evidence that the dinosaurs died in June.
An artist’s representation of the hatchling pterosaurs.
We examined pterosaur jaw fragments from the Moroccan desert to understand more about how these creatures evolved.
Tyrannosaurus rex was a relentless predator who lived during the Cretaceous Period more than 65 million years ago.
Roger Harris/Science Photo Library via Getty Images
Ever since moviegoers saw the first ‘Jurassic Park,’ millions have wondered if scientists could make a dinosaur in the lab.
Vlad Konstantinov, Scott Hocknull, Eromanga Natural History Museum
Australotitan was a massive long-necked sauropod estimated to weigh the equivalent of 1,400 red kangaroos.
A piece of a Priosphenodon lower jaw found in the field in Argentina.
The recent discovery of fragments of a jaw fossil show that at one point, herbivorous reptiles evolved highly complex and efficient teeth.
The world’s first flowers provided a sumptuous new banquet for beetles.
Artwork by Mr Jie Sun
Preserved in amber, a tiny beetle has shed light on the moment the world first burst into bloom.
Tooth fossils from NSW have confirmed sauropods weren’t exclusive to Queensland. They’re also providing a first look at how these colossal dinosaurs fed from Australia’s land.
Fossil remains indicate these birds had a wingspan of over 20 feet.
Paleontologists have discovered fossil remains belonging to an enormous ‘toothed’ bird that lived for a period of about 60 million years after dinosaurs.
D. Bonadonna/ MUSE, Trento
Our new research has discovered how a series of volcanic eruptions 233 million years ago fundamentally changed life on Earth.
Landscape of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah, one of the most abundant fossil fields in the world.
P. David Polly, 2018
Twenty-two years ago, President Clinton established Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument for paleontological conservation. As the Trump administration shrinks its borders, that mission is jeopardized.
Phillip M Krzeminski
New research shows that ground-dwelling birds were more likely to survive the mass extinction at the end of the Cretaceous period.
Seismic shockwaves after a meteorite’s collision could affect systems all over the planet.
Research suggests a new threat to life on Earth from the meteorite’s crash: Via seismic waves, the impact triggered massive undersea eruptions, as big as any ever seen in our planet’s history.
How the fossilised creature may have looked in its heyday.
As a new David Attenborough documentary examines a remarkable fossil, a leading expert gives his verdict.
Dr Tim Holland (seated right) assisting volunteers in the excavation of the ribs of
Austrosaurus mckillopi in 2015.
The location of a dinosaur find on a remote Queensland sheep station was lost for almost 80 years. But the site was rediscovered, and details are now emerging about the make up of the new dinosaur.