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."
The new show voiced by Sir David Attenborough documents the trajectories of animal life in an almost Shakespearean way.
Scientists reconstructed the first full skeleton of the marsupial lion, which was like a lion, koala, and Tasmanian devil wrapped up in a bodyslam.
Some dinosaurs nurtured their offspring, but Diplodocus kids were likely left to fend for themselves as soon as they hatched.