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.”
The crane fly fossils upend theories about the structure of the most common visual organ in the animal kingdom.
Pachystruthio dmanisensis was three times the size of modern ostriches.
The owners of the property want to keep their identities and location hidden for fear of fossil hunters.
"We know of no other example in rails, or of birds in general, that demonstrates this phenomenon so evidently.”
"We have an idea of what a typical crab looks like—and these new fossils break all those rules."