Hollow bones were essential for dinosaurs like Tyrannosaurus rex.
Close relatives of primates adapted to life in the High Arctic 52 million years ago – this may offer insight into future changes in the Arctic.
A puzzle over the identity of an extinct bird that laid eggs across Australia has been solved.
A closer look at these fossil bones revealed more than the suggestion of a previously undescribed species - it pointed to the individual animal having suffered with osteoarthritis.
Palaeontologists studied Pantolambda fossils in forensic detail to learn about its lifestyle.
Millions of years on. modern frogs and toads still haven’t learnt you can have too much of a good thing.
The largest animals to ever walk the earth, giant sauropods dominated world ecosystems for 100 million years. New research indicates soft ‘heel pads’ helped them reach their stature.
The biggest crime of the film was exaggerating the size of dinosaurs.
New research on the Crystal Palace dinosaurs is uncovering truths about these famous Victorian sculptures
The mysterious Denisovans left DNA traces in populations across Southeast Asia and Australasia, but until now no physical signs of their presence outside Eurasia had been found.
The first sabre-toothed cat-like predator was not much larger than a bobcat, but it had long teeth and a strong jaw to cut through thick skin.
Two newly discovered species of quokka-sized kangaroos, which lived 18 million years ago in the Queensland rainforest, show evolution in the act of giving kangaroos a taste for leaves.
Why our chance discovery of an Arthropleura as long as an alligator, while on holiday on a beach in northern England, was such a landmark moment.
The fossil of a gigantic ichthyosaur was recently discovered in the UK. It wasn’t the only creature lurking in the Jurassic oceans.
The little dinosaur is curled up inside its shell the same way birds do before hatching, shedding new light on the link between the behaviour of dinosaurs and modern birds.
A new study finds more than one early human species lived on the landscape in Northern Tanzania 3.66 million years ago. But there are reasons to be cautious about the findings.
We examined pterosaur jaw fragments from the Moroccan desert to understand more about how these creatures evolved.
Most modern animals have their roots half a billion years ago in the Cambrian Explosion, but one group was curiously missing from the fossil record - until now.
The complex social behaviour in early dinosaurs observed in a new study lines up with other fossil evidence that dinosaurs were more bird-like than crocodilian-like.
Archaehierax sylvestris, whose remains have been unearthed in the arid South Australian outback, was the apex predator in a lush prehistoric forest filled with marsupials and waterfowl.