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After 60 years, a mysterious Australian dinosaur just got downsized
Once thought to be a carnivore, the Prosauropoda looked very different after a 3D makeover.
Dinosaurs who stuck together, survived together
The long-necked Mussaurus was a social beast.
Entombed in amber, this tiny crab hails from the age of dinosaurs
The tiny fossil offers valuable evidence about how early crabs left the ocean.
Fossilized plants give us hints about what ice age forests may have looked like
Freezing conditions limited what could grow across the supercontinent Pangaea.
Scientists discovered an extremely rare tardigrade fossil trapped in Dominican amber
The new specimen is also a never before seen species and genus.
The land-dwelling ‘hell heron’ was a 30-foot aquatic assassin
The towering terrors were discovered on the dino-rich Isle of Wight.
This 120-million-year-old bird may have been one of the first to shake its tail feathers
The magpie-sized Yuanchuavis probably wasn’t a strong flyer, but it did dress to impress.
Schoolkids in New Zealand discovered a new species of giant penguin
The new fossil is one of the most intact specimens of giant penguins we have.
This ancient ‘mothership’ used probing ‘fingers’ to scrape the ocean floor for prey
The newly reported species might have used its giant carapace and fingerlike claws to scour the seafloor.
New fossil reveals a fearsome shark-toothed dinosaur
The new dino was five times bigger than local tyrannosaurs and the first to be discovered in Central Asia.