- Why Did It Take Dinosaurs 15 Million Years To Reach The Northern Hemisphere?
In the age of the dinosaurs, you could have walked from one pole to another. At that time, the continents were all joined together, forming the supercontinent Pangea. Yet they didn't.Though sauropodomorph dinosaurs first appeared in Argentina and Bra ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 15 2021 - 4:38pm
- What Are Noeggerathiales? Read This And Find Out
In Mongolia, plants preserved in a volcanic ash fall deposit as part of a so-called "vegetational Pompeii," may have resolved the mystery of the Noeggerathiales. What are Noeggerathiales? Paleontologists have wanted to really know since they firs ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 11 2021 - 5:34pm
- Thapunngaka Shawi: The Fearsome Beast Of Wanamara Discovered
A fearsome beast soared above the ancient, vast inland sea once that once covered covering much of outback Queensland. This newly found pterosaur, named Thapunngaka shawi, was discovered in Wanamara Country, near Richmond in North West Queensland. It' ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 9 2021 - 10:45am
- Tracking Whale Migration With Barnacles
We can trace the lineage of barnacles back to the Middle Cambrian. That is half a billion years of data to sift through. If you divide that timeline in half yet again, we begin to understand barnacles and their relationship to other sea-dwelling creature ...
Article - Heidi Henderson - Aug 23 2021 - 2:17pm
- Living Fossils: Winning The Slow Race Of Time
Horseshoe crabs are marine and brackish water arthropods of the order Xiphosura — a slowly evolving, conservative taxa. Much like (slow) Water Striders (Aquarius remigis), (relatively sluggish) Coelacanth (Latimeria chalumnae) and (the current winner on t ...
Article - Heidi Henderson - Aug 23 2021 - 2:49pm
- Late Cretaceous Fauna: Colinoceras Tarrantense
Previously Calycoceras Tarrantense, this ammonite is now Conlinoceras tarrantense after J.P. Conlin, a famous early 20th-century fossil collector from Texas, USA. Ammonite expert Bill Cobban used this collection to describe many Texas Cretaceous ammonites ...
Article - Heidi Henderson - Aug 23 2021 - 3:13pm
- Crinoids: Beauties Of Echinodermata
Crinoids are unusually beautiful and graceful members of the phylum Echinodermata. They resemble an underwater flower swaying in an ocean current. But make no mistake they are marine animals. Picture a flower with a mouth on the top surface that is surrou ...
Article - Heidi Henderson - Aug 23 2021 - 3:24pm
- Europe's Ancient Booms And Busts Due To Climage Change Fossilized In Ice
Europe’s past booms and busts, often driven by natural changes in climate, has been revealed using thousand-year-old pollen, spores and charcoal particles fossilized in glacial ice. The analysis of microfossils preserved in European glaciers also revealed ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 3 2021 - 3:50pm
- Homo Erectus' From Gongwangling May Have Been First For China
Scientists just published a study of what may prove to be China's most ancient human fossil. The researchers employed microCT, geometric morphometry, and classical morphology techniques to investigate the remains of the maxillary and five teeth from t ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 14 2022 - 9:21am
- Ghost Lineage: Jurassic Crocodile One Of The Oldest Of Its Kind
Thalattosuchians are ancient relatives of the ancestors of modern-day crocodiles, a biological aunt if you will, and part of the head, backbone, and limbs of Turnersuchus hingleyae have been found on what paleontologists call the Jurassic Coast, in Dorset ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 11 2023 - 9:48am