With its massive head crest and eight-foot wingspan, the pterosaur is one of the most “impressive” species in its family.
The fossil was found in a package sent from Malaysia and once belonged to a Shunosaur, a sauropod that lived millions of years ago, authorities said.
The little creature had a frog-like mouth and bat-like wings.
Trace fossils reveal an “life and death struggle between predator and prey” that played in what is now Taiwan.
Scientists were able to describe the cloaca, which included a fossilized piece of dinosaur poo, in detail for the first time.
The site, where young prehistoric megasharks ate their fill to grow large, is the first ancient shark nursery in the U.S. to be confirmed with fossils.
“Words like ‘bone,’ ‘pubic,’ and ‘stream’ are frankly ridiculous to ban in a field where we regularly find pubic bones in streams,” one participant said of the filter, which organizers had to thwart.
An unnamed buyer paid a record-breaking sum for the fossil, which was up for auction due to a court resolution between two brothers.
Paleontologists found the first clear evidence of cannibalism in Allosaurus, indicating that either dinosaurs as a whole were more into cannibalism than we thought, or these carnivores went through a dark and harsh period.
Some 555 million years ago, this worm-like animal with a mouth and butt tunneled through the seafloor, originating the body plan that gave rise to humans and most other animals.
The fossilized roots, which date 386 million years, shed light on Earth’s first forests and the enormous effect they had on global climate and ecology.
"Word, so they just found all these bones and glued them together? ... Sounds like more of a money-maker to me.”