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.
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.
Savannasaurus was pretty small, by titanosaur standards.
Travis Tischler/Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural History
Dinosaur bones unearthed at one of Australia’s richest fossil sites have introduced us to a new species: Savannasaurus, one of a family of huge dinosaurs that trekked here more than 100 million years ago.
An exciting discovery suggests small pterosaurs weren’t forced out by the rise of birds.
New research suggests the Chicxulub asteroid impact threw up billions of tons of oil soot that blocked out the sun for a decade.
New study supports the idea that an asteroid, rather than climate changes, caused the mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs.
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.
The first horned dinosaur from eastern North America during the Cretaceous.
We don’t know much about dinosaurs from the east coast of the USA. But the discovery of a new sheep-sized dinosaur helps shed light on their mysterious evolution.
Beak evolution in some dinosaurs has been attributed to diet, rather than flight. A study has examined the skull of Erlikosaurus…
Flowers don’t please everyone.
Hummingbird-pollinated flowers evolved perfectly to suit the bird’s bill shape, its colour vision and even its taste buds. This is the beauty of co-evolution, where two species interact so closely that…
A commonly-held belief for many years - that 90 million years ago, a continental ice sheet formed during the Late Cretaceous…