The crane fly fossils upend theories about the structure of the most common visual organ in the animal kingdom.
Parvimico materdei lived about 18 million years ago in what is now the Peruvian Amazon.
Pachystruthio dmanisensis was three times the size of modern ostriches.
Scientists identified fossilized teeth as belonging to hyenas, providing evidence of their lives in the arctic during the last ice age.
Permafrost thaw is causing a surge of incredible paleontological discoveries. It’s also one of the most dangerous byproducts of the climate crisis.
The newly identified fungus is about 600 million years older than any other fungi in the fossil record.
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.”
The millipede is only 8.2 millimeters long, making it an “an extreme case of miniaturization.”
"We have an idea of what a typical crab looks like—and these new fossils break all those rules."
"Scotty" weighed about 20,000 pounds and lived longer than any other known tyrannosaur, according to University of Alberta paleontologists.
A fossilized ecosystem offers new evidence for life that once existed in seemingly uninhabitable places.