Palaeontologists studied Pantolambda fossils in forensic detail to learn about its lifestyle.
The African continent is a rich repository for dinosaur fossils, including teeth and track marks.
New research shows our oldest ancestors were able to walk as well as evolve in trees.
Millions of years on. modern frogs and toads still haven’t learnt you can have too much of a good thing.
The fossilised seal traces date back about 75,000 years.
Fossil footprints are a treasure chest of information.
The discovery of a fossil over 500 million years old reveals new information. Its brain and nervous system are remarkably preserved, filling in some gaps in what we know about arthropod evolution.
The first hammerhead shark was likely the result of a genetic deformity. A biologist explains how shark DNA reveals hammerheads’ history.
Megalodon, the world’s largest known shark species, swam the oceans long before humans existed. Its teeth are all that’s left, and they tell a story of an apex predator that vanished.
Warm-bloodedness is the key to what makes mammals what they are today. That’s why working out when it emerged in mammal ancestors matters.
The newly discovered species – Qikiqtania – highlights evolution’s twisty, tangled path.
Marrellomorphs are one of the rarest arthropod groups in the world. The discovery of a new fossil sheds light on this enigmatic creature.
A biologist explains how researchers nail down the age of ancient fossils thanks to a physical process called radioactive decay.
The discovery shakes up what scientists thought they knew about salamander evolution.
A terrifying sight in ancient waters, the megalodon shark was once the most feared creature in the sea.
Australia has them, so why doesn’t New Zealand have national or regional fossil emblems? A campaign to change that kicks off today.
How flowering plants evolved has been a mystery, but a new fossil discovery hints at the unknown complexity of ancient plant diversity.
Collectively, the evidence studied by ichnologists helps to paint a picture of long-gone landscapes and the creatures and plants that populated those spaces.
The discovery of a unique 510 million-year-old fossil in a Pennsylvania churchyard offers new clues into how early life evolved on Earth.
There is something near-miraculous in the concept of tiny creatures, weighing just grams, making tracks and traces so long ago, that are now evident in rock.