Elephant-Sized Apes That Once Roamed the Land Mysteriously Vanished. Now, Scientists Have an Answer.
The sudden extinction of giant apes is an "enigma in paleontology," one scientist said, but new research proposes an answer to why they disappeared.
“Those that we find in the Alps are really kind of ghosts,” said the study's lead author. “We know they are there. We know they're giant."
"It was just an amazing rainbow of autofluorescence," said the lead author of a study on the spider fossils.
With an eight-foot wingspan, the "spectacularly preserved" animal fills “a frustrating gap in the pterosaur record," reports a new study.
Life’s hard when you’re a wee penis worm roaming a seabed full of predators, unless you snag yourself a protective shell.
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.