Kate Winslet plays palaeontologist Mary Anning in the film Ammonite. The love story may be fictional — but how does the science stand up?
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.
A drying climate caused a mass extinction among plants, but paved the way for the ancestors of modern reptiles, mammals, and birds.
A 133 million-year-old fossil hints that dinosaurs had bigger brains than we've realised.
Uncovering the monsters of the prehistoric deep.
For centuries, the fossil remains of back-boned animals were studied primarily from their hardened bones. Now palaeontologists can study the softer side of these ancient creatures.
A microscopic set of teeth helped scientists realise they had been looking at fossils of Hallucigenia back to front.
There's a lot more to palaeontology than just dinosaurs, as these incredible lifeforms demonstrate.
Palaeontologists have been lining up to complain about the inaccuracies in the new blockbuster. They need to focus on the positives.