Paleontology

The Stegosaurs Of Scotland

Stegosaurs are among the most recognizable dinosaurs because they left a lasting impression, including on a Scottish island. Analysis of footprints show stegosaur roamed the Isle of Skye about 170 million years ago. it wasn't an isle then, it was a lo ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 17 2020 - 7:30am

Asteriornis: Belgian Wonderchicken Is A Missing Link Between Chickens, Ducks, And Dinosaurs

The oldest fossil of a modern bird yet found dates from the age of dinosaurs and was found in a limestone quarry near the Belgian-Dutch border, making it the first modern bird from the age of dinosaurs found in the northern hemisphere. ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 18 2020 - 6:08pm

Hallstatt's Dachstein-Kalk Limestone Formation

The Hallstatt Limestone is the world's richest Triassic ammonite unit, yielding specimens of more than 500 ammonite species. Along with diversified cephalopod fauna — orthoceratids, nautiloids, ammonoids — we also see gastropods, bivalves, especially ...

Blog Post - Heidi Henderson - May 2 2020 - 4:12pm

Kampecaris Obanensis: Move Over Nessie, Scotland Is Now Home To The World's Oldest Bug

A 425-million-year-old Kampecaris obanensis millipede fossil is the world's oldest "bug." It is older than any known fossil of an insect, arachnid or other related creepy-crawly and it was found on the Scottish island of Kerrera. It's a ...

Article - News Staff - May 29 2020 - 10:57am

Batrachopus Grandis: Crocodille Ancestor Walked On Two Feet

Well-preserved footprints from the Lower Cretaceous Jinju Formation of South Korea, 110 million years ago, show that an ancestor of modern-day crocodiles, named Batrachopus grandis, walked on two feet. Palaeontologists knew that some crocodiles from the & ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 11 2020 - 5:24pm